Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Historiography of the Culture Wars

Andrew Hartman, writing at the spiffy new website of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History, discusses what he calls the "emerging historiography of the culture wars."  Hartman is teaching a graduate seminar on the culture wars this semester at Illinois State. After reading his book list I am wondering if there might be an extra seat for me in the class.  It includes:

Thomas Frank, What's the Matter With Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

James Davison Hunter, Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America

Raymond Haberski Jr., God and War: American Civil Religion Since 1945

Robert O. Self, All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s

Daniel K. Williams, God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Daniel T. Rodgers, The Age of Fracture