Mary L. Dudziak

Mary L. Dudziak

Mary L. Dudziak is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University, where she also directs the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture, and Society. She is vice president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. In 2015 she was the Kluge Chair in American Law and Government at the Library of Congress. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study, among others. Dudziak is the author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (2012), Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey (2008), and Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (2nd edition, 2012). She has also edited September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (2003) and coedited Legal Borderlands: Law and the Construction of American Borders (2006). She is writing about war, war powers, and political accountability in twentieth-century U.S. history.

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  • The War Powers Pivot: How Congress Lost Its Power in Korea
  • Three Lives, A Lifeboat, and America’s March toward War
  • A Bullet in the Chamber: The Politics of Catastrophe and the Declaration of World War I
  • Wartime as a Concept in History


America's Entry into World War I

Presented at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, December 2015. Recording courtesy C-SPAN.

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