Talk: 'Democracy in Chains' with Nancy MacLean
November 13, 2017
Room: Bernie Dallas Room
UMass Amherst Campus
Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, is an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century U.S. Her new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, has been described by Publishers Weekly as “a thoroughly researched and gripping narrative… [and] a feat of American intellectual and political history.”
Professor MacLean’s scholarship has received more than a dozen prizes and awards and been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships Foundation. In 2010, she was elected a fellow of the Society of American Historians, which recognizes literary distinction in the writing of history and biography. Also an award-winning teacher and committed graduate student mentor, she offers courses on post-1945 America, social movements, and public policy history.
MacLean's talk is part of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) Speaker Series: The Right Wing Assault on American Democracy: What Is It? How Can We Defeat It?
Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics; Economic Theory Workshop; Department of History; Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst; and Historians for Peace and Democracy.
Established in 1998, PERI is an independent unit of UMass Amherst, with close ties to the Department of Economics. PERI staff frequently work collaboratively with faculty members and graduate students from the University of Massachusetts, and other economists from around the world. Since its founding, PERI has become a leading source of research and policy initiatives on issues of globalization, unemployment, financial market instability, central bank policy, living wages and decent work, and the economics of peace, development, and the environment.