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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
 
WEDNESDAY 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Going Off Path: Liberal Republicans and Third Way Politics During the Watergate Era
Chair/Comment: PAULA BAKER, Ohio State University

Chair/Comment: LAURA JANE GIFFORD, George Fox University
Piercing Leathered Hides and Stultified Thinking: Tom McCall and the “Third Force” of the Watergate Era
JOSHUA FARRINGTON, University of Kentucky 
The National Committee for a Two-Party System: A Political Alternative for Black Voters in the 1970s
MICHAEL BOWEN, John Carroll University 
"What they Ought to Hear in a Time of Great Peril”: Citizens’ Activism and Liberalism in the 1970s
 
Congress and Postwar American Liberalism, 1950s-1970s
Chair: RICHARD MCCULLEY, National Archives and Records Administration

PETER SAMSON, U.S. Foreign Service, Retired
A Liberal Agenda at Bay:  The Case of Emanuel Celler
JEFF BLOODWORTH, Gannon University
Bridging the Rural Populist-Urban Liberal Divide
TERESA SPEZIO, Colby College
Edmund Muskie:  Connecting Environmental Protection and Liberalism in the 1970s
Comment: NANCY BECK YOUNG, University of Houston
 
Education and the Regulatory State
Chair/Comment: SUSAN MOFFITT, Brown University

ETHAN L. HUTT, University of Maryland-College Park 
Legislating Equivalence: The Adoption and Diffusion of the Tests of General Educational Development (1945-1960)
ROBERT N. GROSS, Sidwell Friends School (DC)
Public Regulation and Education Markets in the Age of Privatization
CAMPBELL F. SCRIBNER, Ohio Wesleyan University  
What Ever Happened to Local Control? Courts, Conservatives, and Educational Policy
 
 
Sunbelt Politics
Chair/Comment: ELIZABETH TANDY SHERMER, Loyola University in Chicago
 
ROBERT DENNING, Ohio State University  
A Tree is More Than a Tree: Environmental Policymakers in the Governor Reagan Administration
IKER SAITUA, University of Nevada, Reno  
Toward the Sagebrush Solution: Ronald Reagan, Paul Laxalt, and the Sagebrush Rebellion (1974-1984)
LAURENCE CONNELL, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy  
Demographic change, Economic Transformation, and the Political Mobilisation of the Evangelical Right in the 1970s Sunbelt
 
Comment: TBD
 
 
To Strengthen the Nation: Social Engineering and Military Manpower Policy in Twentieth-Century America
Chair ROBERT GOLDICH, Congressional Research Service, Retired 
 
AMY RUTENBERG, Appalachian State University,  
Rehabilitating the Nation: Military Manpower Policy, Breadwinner Masculinity, and the Fight against Communism
GEOFFREY JENSEN, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  
The War on Poverty Meets the Vietnam Conflict: Project 100,000
RICHARD CRANFORD, University of Nebraska-Kearny and American Military University  
Fit to Fight: The US Army's Use of Segregation for African American Soldiers in Combat Units during the 1940s
 
Comment: ROBERT GOLDICH, Congressional Research Service, Retired
 
 
WEDNESDAY 10:15-11:45 a.m.
 
State and Society Interactions and the Development of Ideas, Policies, and Institutions
Chair/Comment: ELIZABETH SANDERS, Cornell University
 
MAXINE EICHNER, University of North Carolina, School of Law  
Markets, Families, and the State: A Call for “Buffered Spheres 
GWENDOLINE ALPHONSO, Fairfield University  
The Turn to A "Family Values" Partisan Agenda in the Late-Twentieth Century
EMILY ZACKIN, Johns Hopkins University  
A "Fresh Start" for Insolvent Debtors and the Development of Bankruptcy Law
MOLLY MICHELMORE, Washington and Lee University
Taxing Family Values
 
 
Reexamining the Great Society: Origins and Policy
Chair: EDWARD BERKOWITZ, George Washington University
 
BELL JULIAN CLEMENT, George Washington University  
Creative Federalism and the Great Society City: Building a National Urban Policy Apparatus under the Model Cities Act
BENJAMIN HELLWEGE, Graduate Center, CUNY  
“To serve, and not to be served”: The AARP and the Origins of Medicare, 1958-1965
RYAN LAROCHELLE, Brandeis University  
Embedding Opportunity: Policy Design and Political Participation in the Community Action Program
 
Comment: JEFF BLOODWORTH, Gannon University
 
 
Citizenship and the Gendered Politics of School Suffrage Rights
Chair/Comment: MICHAEL PISAPIA, Wake Forest University
 
CORRINE MCCONNAUGHY, Ohio State University  
School and Square Divided: The Divergent Politics of School and Partisan Suffrage for American Women
GAYLYNN WELCH, SUNY-Potsdam  
Causes and Effects of Nineteenth-Century School Suffrage Laws: A Comparative History of New York and Nebraska
KATHRYN NICHOLAS, University of Washington, Seattle  
School Suffrage, Voting Rights, and Office Holding: Redefining Citizenship Rights
 
Federal Policy, Constitutional Rights, and Poverty in the Twentieth Century: "Administrative Constitutionalism" in New Contexts
Chair/Comment: SOPHIA LEE, University of Pennsylvania
 
KAREN TANI, University of California, Berkeley  
Administrative Constitutionalism and the Welfare State: An Historical Case Study
ALEXANDER GOURSE, Northwestern University  
Administrative Constitutionalism on the Right: Governor Reagan and Welfare Law in War on Poverty-era California
SARA MAYEUX, Harvard Law School / Stanford University  
Administrative Constitutionalism in the Criminal Courts: Implementing Gideon in the 1970s
 
 
Of Hartz and Historians: The Liberal Tradition in Modern American Politics
Chair/Comment: JASON SCOTT SMITH, University of New Mexico
 
BENJAMIN WATERHOUSE, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  
Small Business and the Liberal Tradition in (Very Modern) America
JENNIFER DELTON, Skidmore College  
A New Society: Louis Hartz, Peter Drucker, and the Demise of Rugged Individualism
LEE VINSEL, Stevens Institute of Technology  
Regulation and the Liberal Tradition in Modern America, or Life as a Semi-Young Neo-Hartzian
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY 1:30-3:00 p.m.
 
The Politics of Entertainment in the 1970s
Chair: LARY MAY, University of Minnesota
 
KATHRYN BROWNELL, Purdue University  
Political Satire, Network Television, and Presidential Politics: From "The Smothers Brothers" to "Saturday Night Live"
EMILIE RAYMOND, Virginia Commonwealth University  
"Sammy's Visit" to the Nixon White House: Sammy Davis, Jr. and the Politics of Celebrity
ANNE BLASCHKE, Bridgewater State University  
Feminism, Celebrity, and Equality Legislation: The Entertainment Politics Behind Title IX
 
Comment: LARY MAY, University of Minnesota
 
 
Reexamining the New Deal: Health and Debt
Chair/Comment: ELIZABETH TANDY SHERMER, Loyola University in Chicago
 
CARL AMERINGER, University of Nebraska, Omaha    
The Fee-For-Service Model and Organized Medicine: The Group Health Case, 1938 to 1943
DAVID STEBENNE, Ohio State University  
Economically Necessary v. Politically Possible: The Crisis of the 1930's and Its Consequences
 
Comment: TBD
 
Economists, Politics, and the Policies of the Progressive Era
Chair PHILLIP MAGNESS, George Mason University
 
JONATHAN FRANKLIN, University of Maryland  
A Badge of Shame? American Economics and the Eugenics Movement in the Early-Twentieth Century
NICHOLAS SNOW, The Ohio State University  
Ruthless Political Entrepreneurship: The Anti-Saloon League and the Passage of the 18th Amendment
JAMES CATON, George Mason University  
Gold and Government: Gold Backed Legal Tender and Price Volatility
 
Comment: BRIAN DOMITROVIC, Sam Houston State University
 
 
Federal Land Policy in the Early American Republic
Chair/Comment: WILLIAM BERGMANN, Slippery Rock University
 
MELISSAH PAWLIKOWSK, Ohio State University  
The Social Reorganization of the Frontier: White Privilege, Segregation, and Early American Land Policy
ELSPETH MARTINI, University of Pittsburgh  
'Just vengeance and retribution': U.S. Military Occupation and Sovereignty in the Post-War of 1812 Upper Mississippi Valley
PATRICK POSPISEK, Grand Valley State University  
Contradiction in the Early Republic:  Public Mineral Lands and Federal Control, 1807-1851
 
 
Focusing Events, Path Dependence and Political Feasibility: The Political History of Flood Control and Mitigation in the Mississippi River Watershed
Chair/Comment: GERALD MORRIS, McLean County High School

MARY HALLOCK MORRIS, University of Southern Indiana,  
Focusing Events, Path Dependence and Bureaucratic Politics: Constructing the Flood Control System in the Lower Mississippi Valley
LINDA BAILEY, University of Louisville  
Political Feasibility and Comprehensive Flood Mitigation Planning for the Mississippi River Region
 
 
Forging Conservative Coalitions in Modern America
Chair: LAURA JANE GIFFORD, George Fox University
 
LAURA BLESSING, University of Virginia,  
Unexpected Allies: Republican Anti-Tax Coalition Building
JUSTIN COFFEY, Quincy University  
Nixon and Mississippi: The Political Transformation of the South
 
Comment: TBD
 
 
 
 WEDNESDAY 3:15-4:45 p.m.
 
Originalism, Conservatism, and American Politics, 1960-1990
Chair: BRIAN BALOGH, University of Virginia
 
LOGAN SAWYER, University of Georgia School of Law  
Brent Bozell and the Ideological Origins of Originalism
JEFFERSON DECKER, Rutgers University - New Brunswich  
Originalism, Legal Policy, and the Reagan Administration
MARY ZIEGLER, Florida State University College of Law  
Originalism and the Making of Pro-Life Constitutionalism, 1965-1985
 
Comment: KEN KERSCH, Boston College
 
 
Farm to Table: The Politics of Food in Modern America
Chair/Comment: DOUGLAS PALMER, Walsh University
 
RIO HARTWELL, Arizona State University,  
The “Freedom to Market” Campaign:  Agribusiness, Farmworkers, and the Transformation of Arizona Politics, 1970-1974
TRACY ROOF, University of Richmond  
Food Stamps and the Farm Bill:  From Logroll to Partisan Polarization
RACHEL LOUISE MORAN, Penn State University  
Eat Less, Be More: Hunger, Malnutrition, and Food Welfare Policy in the 1970s
 
Comment: TBD
 
 
BOOK SESSION: Author Meets Readers: Patrick Roberts, Disasters and the American State
Chair SUSAN STERETT, University of Denver
 
SUSAN MOFFITT, Brown University  
FRANK BLAZICH,  U.S. Navy Seabee Museum  
MICHELE DAUBER, Stanford Law School
PATRICK ROBERTS, Virginia Tech

Comment: AUDIENCE  

 
Federalism and the Politics of American State-Building
Chair/Comment: DAVID ROBERTSON, University of Missouri, Saint Louis
 
ZACHARY CALLEN, Allegheny College,  
Horizontal Federalism and American State Building:  The Presidency, the Court, and Antebellum Railroads
PHILIP ROCCO, University of California, Berkeley  
From Obstruction to Adaptation: Conservatives and the Politics of Federalism, 1952–1955
KATHLEEN SULLIVAN, Ohio University
 Going Home: Expanding State Authority in Municipal Trash Collection, 1895–1925 
 (co-authored with Patricia Strach)
 
 
 
Corporations, Public Policy and the Great War
Chair/Comment: RICHARD JOHN, Columbia University
 
DANIEL ROBERT, University of California, Berkeley  
Customer Stock Ownership as Corporate Political Strategy, 1914-1930
KATHERINE EPSTEIN, Rutgers University-Camden  
Torpedo Lawfare: Intellectual Property and National Security Information before World War I
KATHERINE JEWELL, Fitchburg State University  
Manufacturing Patriotism: The Army-Navy "E" Award for Production and the Triumph of the Associational State during World War II
 
 
 
Lobbies, Health, Housing and Social Policy
Chair: TBD
 
EUGENE HILLSMAN, Princeton University,  
Drug Policy in the Jimmy Carter Administration: 1976-1980
HERSCHEL NACHLIS, Princeton University  
Agencies and Advocates: Mental Health, Disease Definition, and The Problem of Policy Feedback
ETHAN SRIBNICK, Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness  
The Creation of Transitional Housing: Family Homeless Policy in New York City since 1980
 
Comment: TBD
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY PLENARY 5:00-6:15 p.m.
 
Party Balance, Partisan Polarization, and Policy Conflict
 
MICHAEL HOLT, University of Virginia
DANIEL WALKER HOWE, University of California, Los Angeles
RICHARD JOHN, Columbia University
GARETH DAVIES, Oxford University
SIDNEY MILKIS, University of Virginia
BYRON SHAFER, University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
 
 

 
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
 
 
THURSDAY 8:30-10:00 a.m.
 
The Future of Studying the Feminist Past: A Roundtable Discussion of the New Historiography of the History of Feminism Worldwide
Chair/Comment: KATHLEEN LAUGHLIN, Metropolitan State University
 
EILEEN BORIS, University of California, Santa Barbara  
JACQUELINE CASTLEDINE, University of Massachusetts-Amherst  
JULIE GALLAGHER, Penn State University, Brandywine  
 
 
 
Food, Agriculture and the Environment in American Political Development: Antebellum Era and the Gilded Age
Chair: PAULA BAKER, Ohio State University
 
EMILY PAWLEY, Dickenson College  
Divining Nature's Policy: Providential State Science and the agricultural landscape in New York State, 1815-1850
CHARLES POSTEL, San Francisco State University  
Rethinking Tales of Declension: The Grange and the Making of Modern America
ARIEL RON, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania  
Movement to Loby: Antebellum Agricultural Reform as a State-Building Social Movement
 
Comment: M. ELIZABETH SANDERS, Cornell University
 
 
Education for Equality: Federal Education Policies After World War II
Chair/Comment: CHRISTOPHER LOSS, Vanderbilt University
 
EVE SNYDER, Binghamton University,  
Race Discrimination as a Comparative Framework for Examining Gender Discrimination in Federal Education Policymaking, 1955-1960
DEONDRA ROSE, University of Notre Dame  
Opportunity’s Window: How Intersectionality Shaped the Development and Effects of Postwar Higher Education Policies, 1960s-Present
DANIELLE OLDEN, University of Utah  
“The Anomalous Position of the Chicano”: Federal Education Policy, School Desegregation and America’s Racial Dilemma in Denver, Colorado, 1968-1976
 
 
Party Development in the Post-War United States
Chair: SHAMIRA GELBMAN, Wabash College
 
JULIA AZARI, Marquette University  
Fragmented Coordination and the Democratic Party, 1948-1960
MICHAEL BOWEN, John Carroll University  
Save Us from the Zealots: Environmental Regulation and the House Democratic Caucus
SAM ROSENFELD, Harvard University  
Responsible Partisanship: The Political Career of a Scholarly Doctrine
DANIEL SCHLOZMAN, Johns Hopkins University
We Are Different from Previous Generations of Conservatives:' The New Right and the Mobilization of Evangelicals
 
Comment: ROBERT COLLINS, University of Missouri- Columbia
 
 
Tax Policy and Social Betterment
Chair/Comment: MOLLY MICHELMORE, Washington and Lee University

CARL-HENRY GESCHWIND, Independent Scholar 
The Gasoline Tax and the Politics of Post-War Austerity
AJAY MEHROTRA, Indiana University, Bloomington
Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early Twentieth-Century American Business
VANESSA WILLIAMSON, Harvard University  
Redistributing to the Poor through the Tax Code: The Politics of State Earned Income Tax Credit

 
 
 
THURSDAY 10:15-11:45 a.m.
 
BOOK SESSION: The Politics of Apportionment: Peter Argersinger, Representation and Inequality in Late Nineteenth-Century America
Chair: MICHAEL LES BENEDICT, Ohio State University 
 
RICHARD BENSEL, Cornell University  
MARK W. SUMMERS, University of Kentucky  
CHARLES ZELDEN, Nova Southeastern University
 
Response: PETER H. ARGERSINGER,Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 
 
 
Banking on Politics
Chair: MANSEL BLACKFORD, The Ohio State University

DAVID FREUND, University of Maryland  
Socializing Risk: Depression-era policy and a New Market for Debt
MARK ROSE, Florida Atlantic University  
Walter Wriston and the Politics of American Banking
 
Comment: BRIAN BALOGH, University of Virginia
 
 
New Explorations in Antebellum Political Economy
Chair/Comment: PHILLIP MAGNESS, George Mason University
 
WILLIAM BELKO, University of West Florida  
A Precursor to the Bank War: Philip P. Barbour's Banking Resolution of 1827
JOHN MOORE, Walsh College  
After Nullification – Transforming the Tariff Issue between 1832 and 1842
ANTHONY COMEGNA, University of Pittsburgh  
The Anti-Monopoly Roots of Democratic Antislavery
 
 
The Implications of Cold War Intelligence Policy for Contemporary Reform
Chair: PATRICK ROBERTS, Virginia Tech
 
GENEVIEVE
 LESTER, Georgetown University
  
Intelligence, Appropriate Secrecy, and Accountability
KRISTIE MACRAKIS, Georgia Institute of Technology  
How Cold War Intelligence Can Inform Policy
ROBERT SALDIN, University of Montana  and PATRICK ROBERTS, Virginia Tech
On a Need Not to Know Basis: The President’s Desire for Intelligence Opacity 
 
Comment: TIMOTHY NAFTALI, New York University
 
 
The State of Human Rights and Humanitarianism in the 20th Century
Chair/Comment: WILLIAM HITCHCOCK, University of Virginia
 
STEPHEN PORTER, University of Cincinnati  
Protecting People, States, and Philanthropies: World War II Humanitarianism and the Creation of a New International Order
VANESSA WALKER, Amherst College  
A Tale of Two Policies: Carter, Reagan, and Human Rights in the Western Hemisphere
REBECCA BRUBAKER, University of Oxford  
From the Un-Mixing to the Re-Mixing of Peoples?  What (should) happen(s) to displaced persons after the humanitarian intervention?
 
 
Sectionalism and Party Politics in Nineteenth-Century America
Chair/Comment: MATTHEW C. SHERMAN, Institute for Political History 
 
GLEN OLSON, The Graduate Center, City University of New York  
Fighting Mormons and Finding Slaves: Congressional Debates over the Antebellum Military
AMY SEMET, Columbia University
Exploring the Role of Sectionalism in Congressional Roll Call Votes, 1885-1907
ADAM SILVER, Emmanuel College
American Party Polarization, 1840-1896

 
 
THURSDAY 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Journal of Policy History Editorial Board Luncheon and Conference Business Meeting 
Executive AB
 
 
THURSDAY 1:30-3:00 p.m.
 
Back to the Future: US Immigration Policies, Institutional Networks, and Involuntary Entries and Exits
Chair: DESMOND KING, Oxford University
 
DAVID ERICSON, George Mason University,  
The Swinging Door Policy: Controlling the Movement of People into and out of the United States
CAROL NACKENOFF, Swarthmore College  
Forging New State Collaborations: Institutional Networks Developed by Progressive Era Female Activists Aiding Chinese Women and Girls
BARTHOLOMEW SPARROW, University of Texas  
The Forgotten Class: The Political Fate of Indentured Servants and Exiled Felons in  Colonial Charters and State and Federal Constitutions

Comment: ELINA TREYGER, School of Law, George Mason University 
 
Give Me Shelter: Housing and Caring for America's Displaced People and Refugees
Chair/Comment: PATRICK ROBERTS, Virginia Tech
 
THOMAS KRAINZ, DePaul University  
Invisible Refugees: Caring for Yaquis in Arizona
ANDREW MORRIS, Union College  
Trailer City: The Truman Administration and Disaster Relief, 1948-1951
SUSAN STERETT, University of Denver  
Displacement, Casework, and Interpreting Legal Rights in the United States: Housing Assistance after Hurricane Katrina
 

Comment: Audience
 
How and Where to Fight the Cold War
Chair/Comment: DAVID STEBENNE, Ohio State University
 
RICHARD FRIED, University of Illinois-Chicago,  
At Sword's Point: Joe McCarthy's Long Vendetta Against the Army
JAMES BAUGHMAN, University of Wisconsin-Madison  
'There Never Was Any Moral Justification for Our Proposed Intervention': John S. Knight's War in Vietnam
ROBERT RABE, Marshall University  
Marquis Childs, John F. Kennedy, and the Search for 'Muscular Liberalism' in the 1960 Election
 
 
Expertise and Economists
Chair: SIDNEY MILKIS, University of Virginia
 
ELDON EISENACH, University of Tulsa,  
Social Science, Social Reform, and Social Religion: American Progressive Sociologists and Political Economists, 1890-1915
LOREN GATCH, University of Central Oklahoma  
Imagined Anthropologies of Money: David A. Wells, S.F. Norton, and the Meanings  of  Money in 19th Century America
STEVEN ATTEWELL, University of California, Santa Barbara  
Right to Work? Rethinking the Promise of Full Employment in the 1945 Moment
 
Comment: DAVID FARBER, Temple University
 
 
American Conservatism During The Second World War
Chair/Comment: PIERRE DESROCHERS, University of Toronto Mississauga
 
PAUL MILAZZO, Ohio University,  
Internationalism in One Lesson: Henry Hazlitt and the Problem with Bretton Woods, 1944-1945
JAMES MCKAY, University of Wisconsin  
Spiritual Mobilization in World War II: A Case Study of Conservatives During Wartime
JAY LANGDALE, Andrew College  
Up From Liberalism and Agrarianism:  Richard Weaver’s International Provincialism, 1940-1945
JACK EPSTEIN, Ohio University
The Hobbs Antiracketeering Act and Conservative State-Building in the 1940s 
 
 
Who Deserves Health Care?: the fight over federal assistance in the twentieth century
Chair/Comment: EDWARD BERKOWITZ, George Washington University
 
JESSICA ADLER, Florida International University
Burdens of a Great War: The Birth of the U.S. Veterans' Health System and the Advent of Selective Medical Welfare
TAMARA MANN, Columbia University
Dependent Not Old: The First National Conference on Aging
ZACK SMITH, Jackson College
"The Moral Equivalent of War": Dick Armey, Bill Kristol, and the Republican Fight against the Health Security Act
RICHARD SCOTCH, University of Texas
Care in the Community: the Campaign by People with Disabilities to Shift Care Away from Nursing Homes

 
 
THURSDAY 3:15-4:45 p.m.
 
Gender, Family, Civic Membership, and the 20th Century American State
Chair/Comment: KEN I. KERSCH, Boston College
 
KATHLEEN S. SULLIVAN, Ohio University and CAROL NACKENOFF, Swarthmore College  
Family Matters, Public Work: Juvenile Courts as Administrators of Progressive Era Mothers’ Pensions, Compulsory School Attendance, and Child Labor Laws
EILEEN MCDONAGH, Northeastern University  
The Home and the State in the Progressive Era: New Conceptions of Modernity
JULIE NOVKOV, Albany University
Gendered Civic Membership and Service: The Case of World War I
JAMES GREER, U.S. Department of the Treasury
New Deal Housing Policy: Protecting Banks (and Children)
 
 
Community Responses to the Urban Crisis
Chair/Comment: MATTHEW LASSITER, University of Michigan
 
BENJAMIN HOLTZMAN, Brown University  
The Remaking of Public Space in New York City during the 1970s and 1980s
REBECCA MARCHIEL, Northwestern University  
“Let’s Make the Market Work for Us”: How Community Activists Used Loans to Combat the Urban Crisis, 1975-1989
KATHRYN SCHUMAKER, University of Oklahoma  
From Civil Rights to Student Rights: Protest, Disorder, and the Rise of the Student Advocacy Movement
 
Food, Agriculture and the Environment in American Political Development: Progressive Era and the New Deal
Chair/Comment: ADAM SHEINGATE, Johns Hopkins University
 
GABRIEL N. ROSENBERG, Duke University  
Madam Scrub on Parade: Animal Gender and Eugenic Logistics in the USDA's 'Better Sires - Better Stock' Program
SARA GREGG, University of Kansas  
Staking a Claim on the Nation-State: 'Free Land,' and the Expanding Federal Hand in the Twentieth Century
ALAN L. OLMSTEAD, University of California, Davis and PAUL W. RHODE, University of Michigan
The Eradication of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia in the United States
 
 
Transportation and Communication Policy
Chair: PAUL MILAZZO, The Ohio University
 
BEN MEDEIROS, University of California, San Diego  
Conflicts Over Mistransmission of Telegrams and the Development of Federal Communications Regulation, 1867-1920
KAREN MOORE, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater  
Losing Traction: Abandonment of Streetcars and Interurbans in Wartime and Post-War Milwaukee, Wisconsin
BENJAMIN WOLLET, University of Delaware  
The Junction of Economic and Environmental Policies in U.S. Railroading, 1966-80
 
Comment: TBD
 
 
Rethinking sexual politics: gay rights and the challenge of urban diversity in the Reagan era
Chair/Comment: JONATHAN BELL, University of Reading
 
CLAYTON HOWARD, Ohio State University,  
Gay Rights, the Religious Right, and a Moderate Right to Privacy
RACHEL GUBERMAN, University of Pennsylvania  
'Gay Rights Are Special Rights': Business, Equality, and Family Values in the Fight Over Colorado's Amendment 2
JULIO CAPO, University of Massachusetts Amherst  
“It’s High Time Some Gay Tax Money Went for Gay Programs”: Miami's Gay Movement and Cuban Immigrants, 1980 - 1995
 
 
Bringing Policy History into the History of American Capitalism: The Politics of Postwar US Economic Development
Chair/Comment: ANTHONY CHEN, Northwestern University
 
KRISTOFFER SMEMO, University of California, Santa Barbara,  
Capital Flight and Civil Rights: The Republican Idea of a National Economy During the Eisenhower Administration
MELINDA TARSI, University of Massachusetts, Amherst  
Aid to Veterans, Aid to the Nation: The G.I. Bill, the Veterans’ Benefit Coalition, and Postwar Economic Planning
ELISA MINOFF, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
The Toxic Politics of Migration: The Conflict over Mobility Assistance Policies in the 1960s
  
 
 
THURSDAY PLENARY 5:00-6:15
 
Can Social Activism Change Public Policy? If so How? If not, Why Not?
 

SUSAN HARTMANN, Ohio State University
MARK BRILLIANT, University of California, Berkeley
RHONDA WILLIAMS, Case Western Reserve University
NANCY MACLEAN, Duke University
MATTHEW GARCIA, Arizona State University

 
 
THURSDAY EVENING RECEPTION 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Legislative Foyer
Sponsored by the Institute for Political History, Journal of Policy History, and The Ohio State University Department of History
 
 
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
 
 
FRIDAY 8:30-10:00 a.m.
 
ROUNDTABLE: Structure, Ideology, Deadlock: The Historical Problem of Governance in America
Chair JOHN BROOKE, Ohio State University
 

JOHN BROOKE, Ohio State University
Calhoun’s Shadow: Echoes of the Concurrent Majority
GARY GERSTLE, Vanderbilt University
The Constitutional Roots of America’s Governing Crisis
ALEXANDER KEYSSAR, Harvard Kennedy School
Structures, Crisis, and the Grand Bargain

 
Comment: TBD
 
BOOK SESSION: Timothy N. Thurber's Republicans and Race: The GOP's Frayed Relationship With African Americans, 1945-1974
IRWIN GELLMAN, Franklin and Marshall College
GERARD ALEXANDER, University of Virginia,  
DAVID NICHOLS,   
 
The Civil Rights Act at 50: New Evidence, New Interpretations
Chair/Comment: DAVID FARBER, Temple University
 
MATTHEW JOHNSON, Texas Tech University,  
Implementing Civil Rights at the University of Michigan
KATHERINE SCOTT, U.S. Senate  
Debating Title VII: The Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas Hearings
 
 
Regionalism and American Foreign Policy
Chair: TBD
 
DANIELA SEGOVIA, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello,  
Pan-Americanism as an expression of regional hegemony: an historical approach
SUE THOMPSON, Australian National University  
American Foreign Policy and Southeast Asian Regional Cooperation, 1945-1975
 
Comment: TBD
 
 
Food, Agriculture and the Environment in American Political Development: New Deal and Post-War
Chair/Comment: BRIAN BALOGH, University of Virginia
 
DANIEL IMMERWAHR, Northwestern University  
Agriculture and the Outward State
SARAH T. PHILLIPS, Boston University  
The 1960s as Farm Policy Pivot
TODD HOLMES, Stanford University  
Sowing the Seeds of Corporate Conservatism: Agribusiness and the State in the Age of Reagan
LAURA KOLAR, U.S. State Department
Agriculture and Beyond: Federal Conservation Policy and Maintaining an Agrarian State in Mid-Twentieth Century America
 
 
Re-Evaluating the Place of the Federal Housing Administration in American History
Chair: TBD
 
VINCENT CANNATO, University of Massachusetts, Boston,  
The Ever-Expanding Historiography of the Federal Housing Administration
JUDGE GLOCK, Rutgers University  
The Power of Urban Politics and the Federal Housing Administration
 
Comment: TBD
 
 
FRIDAY 10:15-11:45 a.m.
 
ROUNDTABLE: Policy History and Diplomatic History: Together at Last?
Chair: ANDREW JOHNS, Brigham Young University
 
ROBERT MCMAHON, Ohio State University  
MITCHELL LERNER, Ohio State University  
GRANT MADSEN, Brigham Young University
WILLIAM HITCHCOCK, University of Virginia  

This panel is co-sponsored by SHAFR

 

  
Conservatives, the Culture Wars, and the Law
Chair: DAVID STEIGERWALD, Ohio State University
 
DAVID COURTWRIGHT, University of North Florida  
Social Liberalization in the Age of Political Conservatism: The Cannabis and Prescription Narcotic Revivals
NICOLE HEMMER, Miami University  
Barricades and Balancing Acts: Conservatives and Academic Freedom since 1945
CHRISTOPHER HICKMAN, The University of Mississippi  
“Taking Sides in the Culture Wars”: Left, Right, and the Judicial Role
 
Comment: SUSAN HARTMANN, Ohio State University
 
 
Building a Weak State: Public-Private Governance in Twentieth Century America
Chair: DANIEL ERNST, Georgetown University Law Center
 
LAURA PHILLIPS SAWYER, Harvard Business School,  
Managing American Competition: Trade Associations and the Growth of the Administrative State, 1911-1932
SARAH MILOV, University of Virginia 
Tobacco and the Roots of Commodity Corporatism in the 1920s
QUINN MULROY MULROY, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University  
Enforcing Rights Protections: The Regulatory Power of Private Litigation and the American Bureaucracy
JOANNA GRISINGER, Center for Legal Studies, Northwestern University
Discrimination in the Air: The Struggle over South African Airways

 
Comment: EDWARD BALLEISEN, Duke University
 
 
The ‘American Dream,’ here and abroad: Home Ownership in the U.S. and France since World War II.
Chair/Comment: MARGARET GARB, Washington University in St. Louis
 
MARK SANTOW, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth,  
Loosening the 'White Noose':  the Dream and Reality of Metropolitan Desegregation, 1961-1975
MICHAEL MULVEY, NCSSAM/University of North Carolina  
Condominium Home Ownership on the Post-colonial Parisian Periphery
KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR, University of Illinois  
Race, Class and the Murder of American Cities: Public-Private Partnerships and Housing in the 1970s
 

Unions, Pensions, and Lobbies

Chair: TBD
 
DANIEL DISALVO, The City College of New York,  
The Unseen Rights Revolution: The Rise of Public Sector Unions
JACK EPSTEIN, Ohio University  
The Hobbs Antiracketeering Act and Conservative State-Building in the 1940s
CHLOE THURSTON, Johns Hopkins University
MICHAEL McCARTHY, Max-Planck Institute
Why Policy Preferences Change: The Union Move Toward Private Options in Housing and Pensions, 1934 - 1955

 
Comment: TBD
 
 
Transnational Perspectives on Women and American Policy History: Using the Online Archive, 'Women and Social Movements, International, 1840 to Present' 
Chair JUDY WU, Ohio State University
 
KATHRYN SKLAR, SUNY, Binghamton  
Introducing the Online Database/ archive “Women and Social Movements, International” as a source for policy history
EILEEN BORIS, University of California, Santa Barbara
JILL JENSEN, Pennsylvania State University  
Making Social Policy for Women Workers: Examples from “Women and Social Movements International”
BRANDY THOMAS WELLS, Ohio State University
Women and Social Movements, International as a tool in policy history about African American women
 
Comment: KATHERINE MARINO, Ohio State University
 
 
AWARDS LUNCHEON 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Legislative Room
Keynote: STEVEN PINCUS, Yale University, War and State Formation
Ellis Hawley Prize - Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb

 

 

FRIDAY 1:30-3:00 p.m.
 
ROUNDTABLE: Food, Agriculture and the Environment in American Political Development: Roundtable
 
PAULA BAKER, Ohio State University 
ELIZABETH SANDERS, Cornell University  
BRIAN BALOGH, University of Virginia  
ADAM SHEINGATE, Johns Hopkins University
 
 
Central Banks and Financial Regulation:  The Comparative Political Histories of the US and Germany
Chair: KATHRYN LAVELLE, Case Western Reserve University
 
MARK CASSELL, Kent State University  
The Collapse of the Landesbanken:  History and Regulation
*delivered by SUSAN HOFFMANN, Western Michigan University
BETH-ANNE SCHUELKE-LEECH, Ohio State University 
Research Funding and Financial Regulations
PHILIP WALLACH, Brookings Institution  
The Politics of Interest on Reserves:  A Pre-History
J. KEVIN CORDER, Western Michigan University
Regulating Foreign Banks
ERIK FILIPIAK, Cornell Univeristy
 Discussant 

Comment: ERIK FILIPIAK, Cornell University
 
 
 
Political Elites and Biography
Chair/Comment: WILLIAM HITCHCOCK, University of Virginia
 
DAVID FARBER, Temple University  
Money and Politics: John Raskob, the Liberty League, and the New Deal
DOUGLAS B. CRAIG, Australian National University  
Two Progressives, Two New Deals: Newton D. Baker and William G. McAdoo
 
 
Strong U.S. State/Weak U. S. State?  Another Look
Chair/Comment: ROBIN EINHORN, University of California, Berkeley
 
MARY FURNER, University of California, Santa Barbara
Did the U. S. Have a Laissez Faire Era? Another Look
EDWARD BALLEISEN, Duke University  
Chipping away at Caveat Emptor: American Fraud Regulation in the New Deal Era
 
 
Constructing and Reconstructing Urban America in the Twentieth Century
Chair: TBD
 
DANIEL AMSTERDAM, Georgia Institute of Technology,  
The Last Time the Motor City Went Bust: Corporate Social Politics and the Roots of Detroit’s Default in the 1930s
FRANCESCA AMMON, University of Pennsylvania  
Federally-Funded Destruction as Progress: The Policies of Domestic Clearance in the Postwar United States
TIMOTHY WEAVER, University of Louisville  
The Neoliberal Turn in Urban Policy and Politics
 
Comment: KEVIN BOYLE, Northwestern University
 
 
The Perpetual Health Care Crisis: Public, Private, and Community Actors in the Quest to Shape Policy
Chair/Comment: EDWARD BERKOWITZ, George Washington University
 
GUIAN MCKEE, University of Virginia,  
State Level Health Care Cost Control: The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission, 1971-1980
CHRISTY CHAPIN, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
Insurance Companies and Physicians: Constructing Institutional Relationships as a Political Project
MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN, Univ. of Wisconsin/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  
Race, Riots, and Health Systems Development
 
 
FRIDAY 3:15-4:45 p.m.
 
Finance and Debt from Colonial Times to Bowles-Simpson
Chair: RICHARD F. BENSEL, Cornell University

 
ABHISHEK CHATTERJEE, University of Montana
On the Emergence of Financial Institutions: The United States 1760-1800
HIROSHI OKAYAMA, Keio University  
Creating the “Supreme Court of Finance”: The Federal Reserve Board and the Judicial Tradition of the U.S. Administrative State
SEIICHIRO MOZUMI, The Graduate School of Economics, Keio University  
Debt Management Policy in 1960s, Federal Budget Deficit, and Modern American Welfare State
MARC GOLDWEIN, Johns Hopkins University
Walking Toward Oblivion: The Illusive Quest for a Grand Bargain to Fix the Debt
 
Comment: RICHARD F. BENSEL, Cornell University
 
 
The Politics of Vulnerability: Citizenship and the Caretaking State
Chair/Comment: ALICE O'CONNOR, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
SARAH ROSE, University of Texas at Arlington  
Creating the 'Idiot' Who Couldn't Go Home: The Political Construction of Feeble-Mindedness, 1851-1906
ANNE PARSONS, University North Carolina at Greensboro  
The Personal is Political: Deinstitutionalization under Pennsylvania’s Governor Dick Thornburgh, 1979-1983
JESSE TARBERT, Case Western University  
Americanism, Localism, and Federalism: The Failed Quest for a Department of Education in the New Era, 1920-1933
THOMAS DORRANCE, University of Illinois at Chicago
 “Individualist and Socialist at the Same Time:” Welfare Policy in Los Angeles During the Great Depression
 
 
The Politics of Economic Decline
Chair/Comment: ELIZABETH TANDY SHERMER, Loyola University in Chicago
 
DAVID KOISTINEN, William Paterson University of New Jersey,  
Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England
ZANE CURTIS-OLSEN, Yale University  
‘The Land Belongs to the People’: Housing Abandonment, Walk-In Homesteading, and the Politics of Philadelphia in Crisis, 1971-1982
JOSEPH ARENA, Ohio State University  
Speculation as Redevelopment Policy in Koch-Era New York City
 
 
Lobbying, Fable, and American Foreign Policy
Chair: ROBERT McMAHON, Ohio State University
 
ZOHAR SEGEV, University of Haifa  
Myth and Reality, Denial and Concealment: American Zionist Leadership and the Jewish Vote in the 1940s
ROBERT HORWITZ, University of California, San Diego  
The Revival of Reinhold Niebuhr: A Foreign Policy Fable
 
Comment: AUDIENCE
 
 
The Postwar Politics of Green Urbanism: From Europe to America, From Center to Periphery
Moderator:  
 
CHRISTOPHER KLEMEK, George Washington University,  
STEVEN CONN, Ohio State University  
PETER SISKIND, Arcadia University  
MELISSA KEELEY, George Washington University
 
 
Political Development in the States and American Federalism
Chair DAVID ROBERTSON, University of Missouri-St. Louis
 
PAUL HERRON, Brandeis University  
Southern State Constitutional Development, 1870-1910: Reaction, Retrenchment, Reform, and Resistance
AMY BRIDGES, University of California, San Diego  
Progressive Politics in the Western States
JOHN LOUIS, Boston College  
Good Roads Everywhere: Subnational Statebuilding and the Evolution of American Highway Policy, 1890-1930
PAUL NOLETTE, Marquette University
Coordinated State Litigation and the Reshaping of American Federalism
 
Comment: EMILY ZACKIN, Johns Hopkins University
 
 
FRIDAY PLENARY 5:00-6:15
 
New Perspectives on the Presidency and Party Politics
 
JEFF PASLEY, University of Missouri, Columbia
MARK SUMMERS, University of  Kentucky
IRWIN GELLMAN, Franklin and Marshall College
BRUCE MIROFF, SUNY, Albany
DANIEL DISALVO, City College of New York
 
 
FRIDAY EVENING RECEPTION 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Legislative Foyer
Sponsored by Cambridge University Press, the Institute for Political History, and the Journal of Policy History

 
 
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
 
 
 
SATURDAY 8:30-10:00 a.m.
 
Voting, Political Parties, and American Political Development
Chair: JULIA AZARI, Marquette University
 
JACOB NEIHEISEL, Denison University,  
Reconciling Legal-Institutional and Behavioral Theories of Voter Turnout: Theory and Evidence from Pennsylvania, 1890-1950
KIRSTEN NUSSBAUMER, Miami University, Oxford, OH; Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA  
'Political Questions' and Redistricting:  The Road Not Taken
 
Comment: DANIEL SCHLOZMAN, Johns Hopkins University
 
 
Mapping the Grassroots/Global Connection: New Perspectives on the War On Poverty
Chair/Comment: KAREN FERGUSON, Simon Fraser University
 
ALICE O'CONNOR, University of California, Santa Barbara  
The Global Great Society
AMY OFFNER, University of Pennsylvania  
Remaking Housing Policy in the Americas: Colombia and the United States, 1950-1980
LAURIE GREEN, University of Texas, Austin  
Hunger in America: The Politics of Hunger and Race in the Cold War Era
 
 
Prison Politics in Postwar America
Chair: ROBERT CHASE, SUNY Stonybrook
 
MELANIE NEWPORT, Temple University,  
Incarcerating the Poor: Bail Policy and Overcrowding in Cook County Jail
AMANDA HUGHETT, Duke University  
Silencing the Cell Block: Prison Litigation, Federal Courts, and the Rise of North Carolina's Inmate Grievance Commission
GARRETT FELBER, University of Michigan  
Black Muslim or Muslim? The State Logics of the Nation of Islam in Prisons
 
Comment: JULILLY KOHLER-HAUSMANN, Cornell University
 
 
 The Problem of American Liberalism: Reconsidering Liberalism in Light of the Literature on Conservatism
Chair/Comment: SULEIMAN OSMAN, George Washington University
 
BRENT CEBUL, University of Virginia
Pro-Growth v. Pro-Market: Building and Burying the Liberal Developmental State
LILY GEISMER, Claremont McKenna College  
Mandate for Change: the Post-Industrial Economy, Market-Oriented Solutions and the Transformation of Liberalism and the Democratic Party
MASON WILLIAMS, Schwartz Fellow, The New School  
The Liberals’ War on Crime: Federalism, Urban Development, and Responses to Violent Crime in New York City, 1965–1993
 
 
SATURDAY 10:15-11:45 a.m.
 
The Human Boundaries of Empire: U.S. Status at the Margins of the Domestic, 1895-1941
Chair/Comment STEVE PORTER, University of Cincinnati
 
SAM ERMAN, University of Southern California  
Santiago Iglesias’s Imperial U.S. Citizenship: Puerto Rico and Labor’s Constitution
EVAN TAPARATA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  
"Subterfuge to Prevent an Influx of Destitute Aliens": Blurring the Boundaries between Refugee and Immigration Policy during the Mexican Revolution
BRENDAN SHANAHAN, University of California, Berkeley  
Citizenship without Rights: Expatriation and Repatriation Law, 1922-1941
 
Comment:  
 
 
On the Right Track?:  Affirmative Action, Labor Markets, and the Corporate Workplace
Chair: LILIA FERNANDEZ, Ohio State University
 
WILL COOLEY, Walsh University,  
The “Old Boy Network”: Corporate Racism and the Limits of Affirmative Action
SUSAN YOHN, Hofstra University  
“The Mommy Track”: Good or Bad?: Raising America’s Consciousness About Women Employees
KEVIN STAINBACK, Purdue University  
Stalling Racial and Gender Integration in U.S. Workplaces: Is Future Change Possible?
 
Comment: MICHAEL FLAMM, Ohio Wesleyan
 
 
Urban Politics and the Decline of the Welfare State
Chair/Comment: ELIZABETH SHERMER, Loyola University Chicago
 
MAURICIO CASTRO, Purdue University,  
“Being a Cuban Ain’t Bad:” Federal Refugee Policy, African American Discontent, and a Changing Miami, 1959-1973
TIMOTHY LOMBARDO, Purdue University and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis  
“No One Subsidized Us”: Blue-Collar Class Privilege and the Selective Rejection of Welfare Liberalism in Postwar Philadelphia
BRIAN TOCHTERMAN, Northland College  
New York Pathology: Poverty, Crime, and the Image of the “Underclass” in the 1960s
 
 
Rethinking Nixon and Carter
Chair: ALICE O'CONNOR, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
JANE BERGER, Moravian College  
“No-Strings, No-Standards, and No-Supervision Revenue Sharing:” Block Grants and the Erosion of Democratic, Local Control Over Policy-Making
DAVID SHORTEN, Boston University
The Roots of Black Capitalism and the ‘Bourgeois’ Black Power Movement, 1960-1969
JOHN FARRIS, Georgia Perimeter College
In ‘the Shadow of Nixon:’ the Effect of Persistent Expectations regarding Wage-Price Controls on the Implementation of the Carter Administration’s ‘Incomes Policy,’ 1977-1980
SEAN VANATTA, Princeton University
“Where the Credit Card Craze is Taking Us:” Unsolicited Credit Card Mailing and the Origins of Financialization in Congress

Comment: TBD
 
 
The Cost of U.S. Dependency on Strategic Materials
Chair/Comment: ERIC NYSTROM, Rochester Institute of Technology
 
JEFFREY WOMACK, University of Houston  
Uncle Sam Needs Fluorescent Paint: Radium Extraction in the First World War
NATALIE KRUSE DANIELS, Ohio University  
Environmental and Social Legacy of Resource Extraction in Appalachian Ohio
JOANNE GOLDMAN, University of Northern Iowa  
The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Rare Earth Industry
 
 
The Politics of Immigration Policy in the Twentieth Century
Chair/Comment: S. DEBORAH KANG, California State University, San Marcos
 
CYBELLE FOX, University of California, Berkeley  
A “Knotty Problem”: The Legacies of Nixon’s Legal Status Restrictions for American Welfare Policy
SARAH COLEMAN, Princeton University  
"A subclass of illiterates": Plyler v. Doe and the politics of undocumented immigrant education 1975-1982
 GRANT RISSLER, Virginia Commonwealth University
Immigration Policy Change in the Twentieth Century – Testing Eight Hypotheses of the Advocacy Coalition Framework