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Publications of Nancy MacLean    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. MacLean, N. Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America.  Penguin, June, 2017: 368 pages.  [abs]
  2. MacLean, N. American History since 1945: A History with Documents, under contract with Bedford/St. Martin’s. 2017.
  3. MacLean, N. Chaining Leviathan: The Decades-Long Plan of the Radical Right to Shackle Democracy.  Viking/Penguin Random House, 2016.
  4. with Peeples, EH; MacLean, N; Hershman, JH. Scalawag: A white southerner's journey through segregation to human rights activism.  University of Virginia Press, February, February, 2014: 1-218.  [abs]
  5. MacLean, N. Introduction: Peeples's history as social movement history. February, 2014: xiii-xxi.
  6. Critchlow, DT; MacLean, N. Debating the American Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2009. [CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=0742548236]
  7. MACLEAN, N. The American Women’s Movement, 1945-2000: A Brief History with Documents.  Bedford/St. Martins, 2008. [newcatalog.aspx]
  8. MACLEAN, N. Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace.  Havard University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation, 2006. [catalog.php]
  9. MACLEAN, N. Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan.  Oxford University Press, 1994. [available here]

Journal Articles

  1. MacLean, N. "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: The Difference a Law Can Make." Labor: Studies in the Working Class History of the Americas 11:3 (September, 2014): 19-24. [doi]
  2. MacLean, N. "Women’s History for the Future: Gerda Lerner’s Last Agenda-Setting." Journal of Women's History 26:1 (2014): 37-43. [doi]
  3. MacLean, N. "Community Partnerships: Hope for an Embattled Labor Movement? A Conversation with Andrea van den Heever." Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 9:3 (Winter, Winter, 2012).
  4. MacLean, N. "A Longstanding Movement or a Multivalent Tactic?." Labor: Studies in Working-Class History in the Americas 8.1:Buying Power: A History of Consumer Acti (2011): 21-23.
  5. Maclean, N. "Response to Ken Mack—and New Questions for the History of African American Legal Liberalism in the Age of Obama." Law and History Review 27:03 (September, 2009): 671-679. [doi]
  6. MACLEAN, N. "God’s Work: What Can Faith-Based Activism Do for Labor?." Boston Review 34 (May/June 2009). [php]
  7. Maclean N, . "Getting New Deal History Wrong." International Labor and Working Class History 74:Fall (Fall, Fall, 2008): 49-55. [displayAbstract], [doi]  [abs]
  8. Milkman, R. "When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth‐Century America by Ira Katznelson Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace by Nancy MacLean." American Journal of Sociology 112 (January, 2007): 1278-1282. [513553], [doi]
  9. MACLEAN, N. "From the War on Poverty to ’the New Inequality’: The Fight for a Living Wage." American Quarterly  (March, 2007).
  10. MACLEAN, N. "The Civil Rights Act and the Transformation of Mexican American Identity and Politics." Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 18:More Than Whiteness: Comparative Perspec (2007): 123-133. [berklarlj18&div=15&id=&page=]
  11. MacLean, N. "Gender Is Powerful: The Long Reach of Feminism." Magazine of History: for teachers of history 20:Social Movements in the 1960s (October, 2006): 19-23. [25162079]
  12. MacLean, N. "Achieving the Promise of the Civil Rights Act: Herbert Hill and the NAACP’s Fight for Jobs and Justice." Labor: Studies in Working-Class History in the Americas 3 (2006): 13-19.
  13. MacLean, N. "Using the law for social change: Judge Constance Baker Motley." Journal of Women's History 14:2 (December, 2002): 136-139.
  14. MacLean, N. "Rethinking the Second Wave." The Nation 14:October (2002): 28-34.
  15. MacLean, N. "Race-ing Class, Historicizing Categories." Labor History (US) 41 (2000).  [abs]
  16. MACLEAN, N. "The Hidden History of Affirmative Action: Working Women’s Struggles in the 1970s and the Gender of Class." Feminist Studies 25:1 (Spring, Spring, 1999): 43-78.
  17. MacLean, N. "Making Connections." National Teacher and Learning Forum :7 (December, 1997).
  18. MACLEAN, N. "The Leo Frank Case Reconsidered: Gender and Sexual Politics in the Making of Reactionary Populism." Journal of American History 78 (December, December, 1991).
  19. MACLEAN, N. "White Women and Klan Violence in the 1920s: Agency, Complicity, and the Politics of Women’s History." Gender & History 3 (Fall, Fall, 1991).
  20. MacLean, N. "The Culture of Resistance: Female Institution-Building in the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union, 1909-1925." Michigan Occasional Papers in Women's Studies 21 (1982).

Articles in a Collection

  1. MacLean, N. "Redesigning Dixie with Affirmative Action: Race, Gender and the Integration of the Southern Textile Mill World." Gender and the Southern Body Politic Ed. Bercaw, N. Univesity of Mississippi Press, September, 2014.
  2. MacLean, N. "Bringing the Organizing Tradition Home: Campus-Labor-Community Partnerships for Regional Power." Labor Rising: The Past and Future of Working People in America Ed. Katz, D; Greenwald, RA. New Press, 2012.
  3. MACLEAN, N. "Neo-Confederacy versus the New Deal: The Regional Utopia of the Modern American Right." The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism Ed. Crespino, J; Lassiter, M. Oxford University Press, 2010. [available here]
  4. MACLEAN, N; Maclean N, . "Southern Dominance in Borrowed Language: The Regional Origins of American Neo-Liberalism." New Landscapes of Inequality: Neoliberalism and the Erosion of Democracy in America Ed. Leonardo, MD; Collins, J. School of American Research, 2008. [index.php]
  5. MacLean, N. "White Women and Klan Violence in the 1920s: Agency, Complicity, and the Politics of Women's History." A History of Gender in America: Essays, Documents, and Articles Ed. Hoffert, S. Prentice Hall, 2003.
  6. MACLEAN, N. "Postwar Women’s History: From the ’Second Wave’ to the End of the Family Wage?." A Companion to Post-1945 Amerca Ed. Rosenzweig, R; Agnew, J-C. Blackwell, 2002. [book]
  7. MACLEAN, N. "From the Benighted South to the Sun Belt: The South in the Twenieth Century." Making Sense of the Twentieth Century: Perspectives in Modern America Ed. Sitkoff, H. Oxford University Press, 2000.

Book Reviews

  1. MacLean, N, "Review of Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party by Paul Frymer". Industrial & labor relations review 62 (July, 2009): 629-631. [25594536]
  2. MacLean, N, "Review of Fight against Fear: Southern Jews and Black Civil Rights by Clive Webb; Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement by Debra L. Schultz". Journal of American history (Bloomington, Ind.) 89 (June, 2002): 301-303. [2700916], [doi]
  3. MacLean, N, "Review of Scottsboro: An American Tragedy by Barak Goodman; David Anker". Journal of American history (Bloomington, Ind.) 88 (December, 2001): 1199-1200. [2700568], [doi]
  4. MacLean, N, "Review of Liberty, Equality, and Justice: Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, and the Regulation of Business, 1865-1932. by Ross Evans Paulson". Journal of American history (Bloomington, Ind.) 85 (September, 1998): 692-693. [2567829], [doi]
  5. MacLean, N, "Review of Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore". American Historical Review 103 (February, 1998): 281-282. [2650943], [doi]


  1. MacLean, N. "Freedom Stories: Teaching African American Literature and." . National Humanities Center, September, 2014. [htm]
  2. MacLean, N. "Shining Sunlight on a Secretive Lobbying Group." . May, 2013.
  3. MacLean, N. "Changes to Our Unemployment Insurance a Cruel Blow." . February, 2013.
  4. MacLean, N. "A Safety Net with a History." . May, 2012.
  5. MacLean, N. "The Civil Rights Movement: 1968-2008." . 2010.
  6. MacLean, N. "White Blight." . September, 2006. [white_blight]
  7. MacLean, N. "The Ku Klux Klan." . Ed. Reich, SA Greenwood Press, 2006.
  8. MacLean, N. "Affirmative Action." . Ed. Arnesen, E Routledge, 2006.
  9. MacLean, N. "The Ku Klux Klan." . Ed. Arnesen, E Routledge, 2006.
  10. MacLean, N. "Affirmative Action." . Ed. Mink, G; O'Connor, A ABC-CLIO, 2004.

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