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Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies and Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy

Nancy MacLean
Office Location:  334 Carr Building
Office Phone:  (919) 681-6366
Email Address:  send me a message
Web Page:   http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2116797/nancy-maclean

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • History 343.01, The history of modern america Synopsis
    Friedl bdg 107, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as RIGHTS 343.01)
  • History 357s.01, The insurgent south Synopsis
    Branson 202, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as PUBPOL 232S.01)
  • History 790s-04.01, North american history (top) Synopsis
    Tba, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Office Hours:

Late afternoons, by appointment.
Education:

  • MA, magna cum laude Brown University 1981
  • BA, magna cum laude Brown University 1981

Specialties:

Politics, Public Life and Governance
Labor and Working Class History
Gender
Race and Ethnicity
United States and Canada
Global and Comparative
Research Interests:

Nancy MacLean’s scholarship focuses on the role of social movements in changing American culture and public policy, with particular focus on the twentieth century and on the roles of class, gender, race, and region in shaping these movements and determining their outcomes. Her first book, Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), was among the first historical studies to apply a gender analysis to men in order to help make sense of the phenomenon of reactionary populism. Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (Harvard University Press, 2006), examined the role of jobs issues in the African American and Mexican American civil rights movements and the women’s movement, and exposed the enduring conservative opposition to the quest to create inclusive workplaces. Since then, she has produced two books for course use: The American Women’s Movement, 1945-2000: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009) and, with Donald T. Critchlow, Debating the American Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009). She is currently completing Chaining Leviathan (forthcoming with Viking/Penguin, Jan. 2017). An award-winning teacher, she offers courses on post-1945 America, social movements, and public policy history. She is the President of the Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA)

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. MACLEAN, N. Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace.  Havard University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation, 2006. [catalog.php]
  2. MACLEAN, N. Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan.  Oxford University Press, 1994. [available here]
  3. MACLEAN, N. The American Women’s Movement, 1945-2000: A Brief History with Documents.  Bedford/St. Martins, 2008. [newcatalog.aspx]
  4. Critchlow, DT; MacLean, N. Debating the American Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2009. [CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=0742548236]

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