Lawrence B. Glickman

Lawrence B. Glickman

Lawrence B. Glickman is a professor of history at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell's history department in 2014, he was the Carolina Trustee Professor and chair of the history department at the University of South Carolina, where he had taught since 1992. He teaches courses on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, consumer society in comparative perspective, and the United States since the Civil War. He is the author or editor of four books, including Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America (2009) and Consumer Society in American History: A Reader (1999). Interested in cultural history, he has coedited, with James W. Cook and Michael O'Malley, The Cultural Turn in U.S. History: Past, Present, and Future (2008) and is currently researching and writing a book called, "The Free Enterprise System: A Cultural History."


  • "Buy for the Sake of the Slave": How Abstemious Abolitionists (and Southern Nationalists) Invented Modern Consumer Activism
  • Donald Trump and the Anti-New Deal Tradition *
  • Bernard Baruch and the Transformation of American Liberalism
  • Donald Trump and Populist Conservatism *
  • Donald Trump and Salesmanship in American Consumer History *
  • Rethinking Consumer Politics in American History
  • The Forgotten Debate about "Public Spending" and "National Purpose": Lessons from the 1950s
  • The Rhetoric of "Free Enterprise" from the New Deal to the Present

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.

Process: A Blog for American History

Donald Trump and the Anti-New Deal Tradition