2009 Conference

RETHINKING AMERICAN LIBERALISM: PROGRESSIVE POLITICS AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE

THE 4TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY

Boston University, March 19-20, 2009

making sense of modern liberalism

Book based on 2009 conference proceedings

http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/77qay8fg9780252036866.html

2009 CONFERENCE PHOTOS 

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009

1:00            INTRODUCTIONS

Welcome by Boston University Provost David Campbell

Introductory remarks by Tony Badger, Bruce Schulman, and Julian Zelizer

1:15-3:00     SESSION 1

Moderator : Bruce Schulman, Boston University

A Faded Passion?: Antimonopoly Politics in the Twentieth Century United States.

–Daniel Scroop, University of Sheffield

“Expatriate Paris Reconsidered: Experiments in Leftist Internationalism”

–Brooke Blower, Boston University

“Partners for Progress?: Liberals and Radicals in the Long Twentieth Century.”

–Doug Rossinow, Metropolitan State University

3:00-3:30    BREAK

3:30-5:00    SESSION 2

Moderator: Julian Zelizer, Princeton University

“From Popular Front to Liberalism: Redefining the Political in California, 1945-1970”

–Jonathan Bell, University of Reading

“Liberals and the Environment”

–Sarah Phillips, Columbia University

“ Left Leanings?: From the Popular Front to the Phantom of “Socialist Liberals”

–Howard Brick, University of Michigan

5:00-5:15    BREAK

5:15-6:30     SESSION 3

Moderator: Cathie Martin, Boston University

“’Labor-Liberalism: A Long and Unhappy Postwar Marriage, But With Lots of Offspring Nonetheless.”

–Nelson Lichtenstein,  University of California, Santa Barbara

“Liberalism in the Postwar City:  Public and Private Power in Urban Renewal”

–Lizabeth Cohen, Harvard University

6:30-8:00 COCKTAIL RECEPTION AT THE CASTLE

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2009

9:00-10:30    SESSION 4

Moderator: Nina Silber, Boston University

“De Jure/De Facto Segregation: Racial Liberalism and the Problem of Southern Exceptionalism”

–Matthew Lassiter, University of Michigan

“Forgotten Architects of the Second Reconstruction: Liberal Republicans and Civil Rights”

–Timothy Thurber, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Albert Gore, Sr., Liberalism, and the South”

–Anthony Badger, Cambridge University

10:30-11:00    BREAK

11:00-12:30    SESSION 5

Moderator: Charles Capper, Boston University

”Going Beyond the New Deal’: Socialists and the Democratic Party in the 1970s’”

–Tim Stanley, University of Sussex

“Rights Liberalism’ and the Material Bases of Second-Wave Feminism”

–Susan Hartmann, Ohio State University

“From Friends to Foes:  George McGovern, Hubert Humphrey, and the Fracture in American Liberalism”

–Bruce Miroff, SUNY Albany

12:30-2:00     LUNCH

2:00-3:30       SESSION 6

Moderator: John Thompson, Cambridge University

“Mainline But No Longer Mainstream: The Decline and Fall of Liberal Protestantism”

–Andrew Preston, Cambridge University

“The Tragedy of American Politics”

–Andrew Bacevich, Boston University

3:30-4:00      BREAK

4:00-5:30    CONCLUSION: THE LEGACIES OF LIBERALISM

Moderator: Bruce Schulman, Boston University

Remarks: Tony Badger, Jonathan Bell, Tim Stanley, Julian Zelizer and the Audience