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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Bruce J. Schulman

Bruce J. SchulmanBruce J. Schulman is the William E. Huntington Professor of History at Boston University. He is the author of From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt (1991), Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism (1994), and The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Politics, and Society (2001), named one of the New York Times' notable books of the year. He is also the editor of Making the American Century: Essays on the Political Culture of Twentieth-Century America (2014), and a coeditor of Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s (2008), Recapturing the Oval Office: New Historical Approaches to the American Presidency (2015), and Faithful Republic: Religion and Politics in Modern America (2015). Schulman contributes frequently to newspapers and online publications, has appeared as an expert commentator on numerous television and radio programs, and has consulted on productions by the History Channel, pbs, and abc News. He has won the American Historical Association's Nancy Lyman Roelker Award for graduate mentorship and has been named the United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year. In 2015 he was a national semifinalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teachers.



“Rightward Bound: The Rise of Conservatism in Modern American Politics”

This lecture was presented as the annual Paul V. McNutt Lecture at Indiana University, sponsored by the university’s history department. Recorded by Nic Champagne in March 2011.


“Rightward Bound: The Rise of Conservatism in Modern American Politics”

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