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Faculty bio-David Horowitz




David Horowitz

Ph.D. University of Minnesota (1971)

Contact Info:
Cramer Hall 441-Q
no email

Link to office hours

Fields of Expertise:
U.S. cultural and political history, esp. 20th century and populist expression

Recent publications:
The People's Voice: A Populist Cultural History of Modern America (Sloan Publishing, 2008).
co-author (with Peter N. Carroll), On the Edge: The United States in the Twentieth Century, 3rd ed. (Cengage Learning, 2005).
America's Political Class Under Fire: The Twentieth Century's Great Culture War (Routledge, 2003).
editor and annotator, Inside the Klavern: The Secret History of a 1920s Ku Klux Klan (Southern Illinois University Press, 1999).
Beyond Left and Right: Insurgency and the Establishment (University of Illinois Press, 1997).

“Demagogues of the Depression,” The Oxford History of the New Deal, forthcoming
“Anti-statism,” The Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2011)
“Discovering People’s Art in Oregon,” in Matt Love, ed., Citadel of the Spirit: Oregon’s Sesquicentennial Anthology (Nestucca Spit Press, 2009).
“Conservative Politicians Encourage Resentment Against Liberal Policy Makers,” in Mitchell Young, ed., Culture Wars: Opposing Viewpoints (Greenhaven Press, 2008)

“The Sicuro File: A Personal Perspective on the Struggle over Portland State University’s Most Controversial President,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 112, no. 2 (Summer 2011): 194-217
“The New Deal and People’s Art: Market Planners and Radical Artists,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109 (Summer 2008): 318-28
“Is There a Viable Populist Cultural History of the United States?” Historically Speaking (May/June 2008): 41-43
“The Normality of Extremism: The Ku Klux Klan Revisited,” Society 3 (September-October 1998): 71-77

Courses taught:

  • HST 300, Historical Imagination
  • HST 327, U.S. in the 20th Century I
  • HST 328, U.S. in the 20th Century II
  • HST 329, U.S. in the 20th Century III
  • HST 429/529, Topics in U.S. Cultural History: Populist Expressive Culture, 1890-1945
  • HST 429/529, Topics in U.S. Cultural History: Populist Expressive Culture, 1945-2000
  • HST 430/530, U.S. Cultural History I, 1600-1860
  • HST 431/531, U.S. Cultural History II, 1860-1945
  • HST 432/532, U.S. Cultural History III, 1945-2000