OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Lisa McGirr

Portrait of Lisa McGirr
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Lisa McGirr is professor of history at Harvard University where she teaches twentieth-century U.S. history. Her research and teaching interests bridge the fields of social and political history and focus, in particular, on collective action, political culture, reform movements, and political ideology. She is the author of The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State (2015) and Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right (2001), which examines the national Right's rise from the grassroots.

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