Ellen Schrecker is a professor emerita of history at Yeshiva University who has written extensively about the Cold War Red scare. Among her books are No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities (1986), The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents (1994), and Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1998). She has also edited several volumes including Cold War Triumphalism: Exposing the Misuse of History after the Fall of Communism (2004). A former editor of the AAUP's magazine, Academe, she also writes about academic freedom and the university and has recently published The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the University (2010). Her current project is a study of professors and politics during the 1960s and 1970s.
- Donald Trump and the New McCarthyism *
- Academic Freedom in the United States: A Historical Overview
- The 1960s on Campus: Professors, Politics, and the Transformation of American Higher Education
- McCarthyism in America: Political Repression during the Early Cold War
- The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the University
- Political Repression in America from the Puritans to the Patriot Act
Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.