OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Angus R. Burgin

Portrait of Angus R. Burgin

Angus R. Burgin is an associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, where his research and teaching explore problems at the intersection of ideas, politics, and markets in the United States and the Atlantic world since the late nineteenth century. His recent book, The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression (2012), examines the transformation of market advocacy over the middle decades of the twentieth century. It received the OAH Merle Curti Award and the Joseph J. Spengler Prize from the History of Economics Society. He is currently writing an intellectual history of post-industrialism, investigating how new technological capacities in the postwar era transformed ideas about the future of work, knowledge, leisure, time, and space.

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