The Metropolitan History Workshop invites you to attend a workshop on a book-in-progress:
Rick Perlstein, NIXONLAND: THE CULTURE AND POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN BERSERK, 1965-1972.
Friday, February 17
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tisch Hall, Room 1014
The workshop includes two pre-circulated items. The first is a draft-in-progress of Chapters 5-7 of NIXONLAND (approximately 50 pages single-spaced). These chapters cover debates surrounding the 1966 midterm elections, the Reagan gubernatorial campaign in California, the open-housing movement in Chicago, the rise of black power, white backlash and the crisis of northern liberalism as the civil rights movement attacked segregation in urban schools and suburban housing. The second is an article that Rick Perlstein published in Dissent (Fall 1999) titled “The Beginning of the Sixties.” For access to these pre-circulated papers, please email Matt Lassiter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rick Perlstein is an independent scholar and the author of BEFORE THE STORM: BARRY GOLDWATER AND THE UNMAKING OF THE AMERICAN CONSENSUS (Hill and Wang, 2001), winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history. He has just published THE STOCK TICKER AND THE SUPERJUMBO: HOW THE DEMOCRATS CAN ONCE AGAIN BECOME AMERICA’S DOMINANT POLITICAL PARTY (Prickly Paradigm Press, 2005). He has worked for Village Voice and Lingua Franca, and his writings have appeared in many forums including The Nation, Dissent, The Washington Post, The London Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review.
More information about the Metropolitan History Workshop can be found here: