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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


Darren Dochuk

Darren DochukDarren Dochuk is an associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. His research and teaching deal primarily with the United States in the long twentieth century, with emphasis on the intersections of religion, politics, and economics, and the rising influence of the American West and Sunbelt Southwest in national life. His first book, From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism (2011), won the American Historical Association's John H. Dunning Prize and the OAH Ellis W. Hawley Prize. He is also a coeditor of Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place, and Region (2011), and Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of Religion and American Politics (2016). His current book project, tentatively titled "Anointed With Oil: God and Black Gold in America's Century," is a study of religion and politics in North America's age of oil, 1890 to the present.

Lectures

Slides

illustrations to accompany "There Will Be Oil: A Sacred History of Energy and Environment in the Modern United States" (pdf)

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Audio

"There Will Be Oil: A Sacred History of Energy and Environment in the Modern United States"

This lecture was presented at the Richard D. McKinzie Symposium, "One Nation under God: The Politics of America's Religious Diversity," sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The symposium also included presentations by OAH Distinguished Lecturers Charles Cohen and Sarah Barringer Gordon. Recorded by the Kansas City Public Library in February 2014.


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