Nancy MacLean

Portrait of Nancy MacLean

Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. She is the author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (1994); Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (2006); The Modern Women's Movement: A Brief History with Documents (2008); Debating the Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present, with Donald T. Critchlow (2009), and Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America (2017), a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Award, and named the "Most Valuable Book" of the year by The Nation. A recipient of numerous scholarly prizes and fellowships, she has also received several teaching awards.

OAH Lectures