The Michigan Colloquium on Race and Twentieth-Century American Political

Development presents the third of eight public lectures:



Professor of History and American Studies

Harvard University




Friday, November 7, 2003, 12-1:30 p.m., Angell Hall Aud. A


Lizabeth Cohen teaches at Harvard University, where she is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the History Department, and the Director of the Charles Warren Center for American History.  Her new book is A CONSUMERS' REPUBLIC: THE POLITICS OF MASS CONSUMPTION IN POSTWAR AMERICA (Knopf, 2003).   Professor Cohen is also the author of MAKING A NEW DEAL: INDUSTRIAL WORKERS IN CHICAGO, 1919-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 1990), which won the prestigious Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  She is currently beginning a project on the built environment of the United States during the twentieth century.


The program of the Colloquium is made possible by the generous financial support of the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, as well as the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies; the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy; the College of Literature, Science, and Arts; the Departments of History, Political Science, and Sociology; the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; the National Poverty Center; and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. For additional information, please contact colloquium organizers Matt Lassiter, Tony Chen, and Robert Mickey at conveners@umich.