February 24th, at the Pyle Recreation Center at Rural/Southern, please join us to listen to speaker Donald Critchlow. 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
Bring your questions and don’t forget that there is a TRW – After Hours discussion planned after the meeting. Meet us at Spokes on Southern at McClintock/Southern (just down the street from the meeting) to discuss what we learned and thought of the speaker, as well as to give us some social time with other members of the club. We will be there right after the meeting and at least until 10PM.
Critchlow is the author of six books, a textbook, and twelve edited books:
- When Hollywood Was Right: How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls, and Big Business Changed American Politics (New York: Cambridge University Press, in press 2013).
- The Conservative Ascendancy: How the GOP Right Made Political History (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press,2007; Expanded and Revised edition, Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2011)
- Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman’s Crusade (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2005)
- Intended Consequences: Birth Control, Abortion, and the Federal Government in Modern America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)
- Studebaker: The Life and Death of an American Corporation (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996)
- The Brookings Institution: 1916-1952: Expertise in a Democratic Society (DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois Press, 1984)
- Debating the Conservative Movement (co-authored with Nancy MacLean) (Lantham, Maryland: Rowman and Littfield Publishers, 2009
Critchlow was born in Pasadena, California in 1948, and graduated from Maryville High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 1968 and received his M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1978) from the University of California, Berkeley. Critchlow was an associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, before moving to Saint Louis University inSt. Louis, Missouri as a professor of history. In the fall of 2010 he accepted a distinguished professorship, the Barry Goldwater Chair of American Institutions, at Arizona State University.
He is founding president on the Institute for Political History, a non-profit education foundation that sponsors the Policy History Conference, graduate travel awards, and other academic and historical projects.