Nancy MacLean

Nancy MacLean

William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy

Office hours: 

Late afternoons, by appointment.

Overview

Nancy MacLean is an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century U.S., whose new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, has been described by Publishers Weekly as “a thoroughly researched and gripping narrative… [and] a feat of American intellectual and political history.” Booklist called it “perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.” http://bit.ly/2oJklds. A finalist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction, it won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Current Interest, the Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Award, and the Lillian Smith Book Award.

MacLean is the author of four other books, including Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (2006) called by the Chicago Tribune "contemporary history at its best,” and Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan, named a New York Times "noteworthy" book of 1994. Her articles and review essays have appeared in American QuarterlyThe Boston ReviewFeminist Studies, Gender & History, In These Times, International Labor and Working Class HistoryLabor, Labor History, Journal of American History, Journal of Women’s HistoryLaw and History ReviewThe Nation, the OAH Magazine of History, and many edited collections.

Professor MacLean’s scholarship has received more than a dozen prizes and awards and been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships Foundation. In 2010, she was elected a fellow of the Society of American Historians, which recognizes literary distinction in the writing of history and biography. Also an award-winning teacher and committed graduate student mentor, she offers courses on twentieth-century America, social movements, and public policy history. 

Fall 2018

The History Of Modern America (HISTORY 343)
Carr 103, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Spring 2018

U.s. Social Movements (HISTORY 344)
East Duke 204D, M 10:20 AM-12:50 PM
North American History (Top) (HISTORY 790S-04)
Bell Dorm EAST 110, Tu 10:20 AM-12:50 PM

Spring 2017

U.s. Social Movements (HISTORY 344)
Crowell 108, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
North American History (Top) (HISTORY 790S-04)
Carr 106, M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM

Fall 2016

Gtwy Sem: Cold War America (HISTORY 156S)
West Duke 204, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
The History Of Modern America (HISTORY 343)
Smith Wrhs 177, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Spring 2016

North American History (Top) (HISTORY 790S-04)
Carr 241, W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM

Spring 2015

U.s. Social Movements (HISTORY 344)
Carr 240, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Fall 2014

The History Of Modern America (HISTORY 343)
Carr 242, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
North American History (Top) (HISTORY 790S-04)
White 106, M 12:00 PM-02:30 PM