David Horowitz


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

Recent publications:

Two on the Aisle: A Judaic American Tale of Romance and Creative Dreams (David A. Horowitz, 2018).

Getting There: An American Cultural Odyssey (Inkwater Press, 2015)

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 327U, US History, 1890-1932
  • HST 328U, US History, 1932-1960
  • HST 329U, US History, 1960-Present
  • HST 429/529, Topics in US Cultural History: Roots of American Popular Culture, 1890-1945
  • HST 429/529, Topics in US Cultural History: Recent American Popular Culture, 1945-2000
  • HST 430/530, Roots of American Culture, 1600-1860
  • HST 431/531, Roots of Corporate Culture, 1860-1945
  • HST 432/532, Recent American Culture, 1945-Present
  • BA
    Antioch College
  • PhD
    Univ. of Minnesota