FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2006

Friday, June 2, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Religious & Public Policy in Twentieth Century America

Chair:
JAMES REED, Rutgers University

Panelists:
JOSHUA ZEITZ, Cambridge University
Beyond the ‘Triple Melting Pot: Religious and Political Pluralism in the 1950s

ROBERT FLEEGLER, University of Rhode Island
The Immigration Act of 1965 and the Expansion of the ‘Nation of Immigrants’

THOMAS CARTY, Springfield College
Popes and Presidents: Diplomatic Protocol and Religion Between the Vatican and the White House
Since 1960

Comment:
JAMES FISHER, Fordham University
JAMES REED, Rutgers University


Friday, June 2, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Oil, Politics, and Business: A Century of Energy Policy

Chair:
DAVID PAINTER, Georgetown University

Panelists:
KAREN MERRILL, Williams College
Texas Oilmen’s Other Plays: Postwar Politics and the American Public

MEG JACOBS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A Grand Design: The Energy Crisis and the Challenge to American Hegemony

Comment:
ELIZABETH SANDERS, Cornell University
DAVID PAINTER, Georgetown University


Friday, June 2, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Great Britain and France: Comparative Policy Perspectives

Chair/Commentator:
DANIEL BELAND, University of Calgary

Panelists:
JOSHUA HUMPHREYS, Rutgers University and
CHRISTOPHER CHIVVIS, Johns Hopkins University
Perspectives on Unemployment in Twentieth-Century France

FRIEDA FUCHS, Wooster College
Institutional Autonomy, Legitimacy, and Political Legacies in the Creation of Early Welfare States: A Comparison of Britain and France

 

Friday, June 2, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Production Controls, Soil Conservation, and Environmental Cross-Compliance: Case Studies of U.S. Agricultural/Environmental Policy Development

Chair/Commentator:
OTTO DOERING, Purdue University

Panelists:
DAVID E. HAMILTON, University of Kentucky
Why Production Controls? The Case of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933

ANNE EFFLAND, Economic Research Service, USDA and
CAROLYN DIMITRI, Economic Research Service, USDA
The 1936 Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act: Origin of U.S. Agri-Environmental Policy?

DOUGLAS HELMS, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA
Leveraging Farm Policy for Conservation


Friday, June 2, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
The Roots of Modern Conservative Politics

Chair:
DAVID GREENBERG, Rutgers University

Panelists:
ELIZABETH T. SHERMER, University of California, Santa Barbara
Repealing the Wagner Act: Barry Goldwater’s Early Senate Campaigns and the Assault on Organized Labor

KIM PHILLIPS-FEIN, New York University
The Rise of the Economic Right: American Business and Conservatism in the 1970s

JOSEPH CRESPINO, Emory University
Render Unto Caesar: Desegregation, Church Schools, and the Origins of the Religious Right

Comment:
DAVID GREENBERG, Rutgers University
JENNIFER BURNS, University of California, Berkeley


Friday, June 2, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
The West and Public Policy

Chair/Commentator:
ERIC RAUCHWAY, University of California, Davis

Panelists:
AMY BRIDGES, University of California, San Diego
Gilded Age State-Building in the West

THOMAS KRAINZ, Framingham State College
Assistance for Progressive Era Refugees in the American West

KURT ANGERSBACH, Westernlabs and
JEANNE NIENABER CLARKE, University of Arizona
Presidential Use of the 1906 Antiquities Act and the Punctuated Equilibrium Theory


Friday, June 2, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
BOOK SESSION—Meg Jacobs, Pocketbook Politics: Economic Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America

Chair:
EDWARD BERKOWITZ, George Washington University

Panelists:
ELLIS HAWLEY, University of Iowa
JENNIFER MITTELSTADT, Pennsylvania State University
PAULA BAKER, The Ohio State University

Response:
MEG JACOBS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Friday, June 2, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Bringing Urbanization into American Political Development: Institutions, Power Structures, and Identities

Chair/Commentator:
RICHARDSON DILWORTH, Drexel University

Panelists:
ROBERT C. LIEBERMAN, Columbia University
Cities in the Republic: The City and the State in American Political Development

CLARENCE STONE, George Washington University
Power, Pluralism, and Political Development: A Revisionist View

MATTHEW CRENSON, Johns Hopkins University
Rethinking Power and Organization in Black Politics: 250 Years in Baltimore

ALETHIA JONES, University at Albany, State University of New York
Bootstraps and Beltways: The State’s Role in Immigrant Community Banking


Friday, June 2, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
When Markets Fail: Policy Thinking and Policy Responses in Depression and War

Chair/Commentator:
GUY ALCHON, University of Delaware

Panelists:

VERONICA WOMACK, Georgia College and State University
The Politics of Race and the Failure of Governmental Intervention in the Black Belt Region

MICHAEL ACKERMAN, University of Virginia
Scientific Uncertainty and the Federal Regulation of Dietary Supplements, 1938-1976

EVA BERTRAM, University of California-Santa Cruz
Muddled Mandates and Missed Opportunities: Policy Change in AFDC, 1935-1960


Friday, June 2, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Globalization and American Policy

Chair/Commentator:
HERMAN SCHWARTZ, University of Virginia

Panelists:
DEBORAH R. MCFARLANE, University of New Mexico
World Population Growth: The Emergence of a Public Issue, 1950-1967

LUKE NICHTER, Bowling Green State University
Richard M. Nixon and the Transatlantic Alliance: Competition and Collaboration, 1969-1974

BARTHOLOMEW T. SPARROW, University of Texas, Austin
Present at the Mutation: U.S. Civil-Military Relations at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

 

Friday, June 2, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
The Divided State of Welfare: Voluntary Agencies, Social Services, and Race in Postwar America

Chair/Commentator:
ALICE O’CONNOR, University of California, Santa Barbara

Panelists:
WILLIAM BUSH, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Color of Childhood: Child Welfare and At-Risk Youth in Postwar Houston

ANDREW MORRIS, Union College
Voluntary Agencies and Welfare Reform

LAUREL SPINDEL, University of Chicago
Strategic Care: Voluntary Child Caring Agencies in Chicago and the ‘Discovery’ of the Emotionally Disturbed Child, 1945-1965


Friday, June 2, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Sex, Drugs, and T.V.

Chair/Commentator:
CHRISTOPHER CAPOZZOLA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Panelists:

JENNIFER POTOCNAK, Bowling Green State University
Whores as Entrepreneurs: The Economic and Social Ramifications of Prostitution in 1934 Toledo

RICHARD A. BRISBIN, JR., West Virginia University
Ratings: Regulatory Change, Rights, and Sexual Portrayals on American Television


Friday, June 2, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION—Too Many Disciplines? Expanding American Political Development

Chair/Commentator:
SIDNEY MILKIS, University of Virginia

Panelists:
BRIAN BALOGH, University of Virginia
BARRY CUSHMAN, University of Virginia
DAVID MAYHEW, Yale University
ELISABETH CLEMENS, University of Chicago
PETER TRUBOWITZ, University of Texas, Austin


Friday, June 2, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Economic Knowledge and the American State from New Deal to Cold War

Chair:
MICHAEL BERNSTEIN, University of California, San Diego

Panelists:
JESSICA WANG, University of California, Los Angeles
Social Knowledge and the New Deal State: Social Science and Policymaking at the SEC and the NLRB

MARK R. WILSON, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Making the ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ Safe for Democracy: A Reconsideration of the Work of the Truman Committee

JASON SCOTT SMITH, Cornell University
Exporting Capitalism and Democracy: The New Deal Goes Abroad

Comment:
DAVID M. HART, George Mason University


Friday, June 2, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Toys or Tools? The Johnson Presidential Recordings and Domestic Policy History

Chair/Commentator:
JAMES PATTERSON, Brown University

Panelists:
GARETH DAVIES, University of Oxford
Lyndon Johnson and the Passage of the Education and Secondary Education Act

KENT GERMANY, University of Virginia
Revisiting Mississippi: The LBJ Tapes, Oral History, and the Politics of Race and Memory

GUIAN MCKEE, University of Virginia
A Wasteful and Dangerous Thing: Presidential Ideology, Community Action, and Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty Recordings


Friday, June 2, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
State-Building in the Early Republic

Chair/Commentator:
RICHARD R. JOHN, University of Illinois, Chicago

Panelists:
JEFFREY L. PASLEY, University of Missouri, Columbia
Midget on Horseback: American Indians and the Historiography of the American State

GAUTHAM RAO, University of Chicago
Mariners’ Health and National Wealth: The Political Economy of the Federal Marine Hospitals, 1799-1860

KYLE G. VOLK, University of Chicago
Racial Amalgamation, the Protectionist State, and the Creation of the Racial ‘Minority’ in Antebellum Massachusetts


Friday, June 2, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Conservatives and American Political Development: New Deal to Late 1950s

Chair/Commentator:
BRIAN J. GLENN, Hamilton College

Panelists:
EDWARD BERKOWITZ, George Washington University and
LARRY DEWITT, U.S. Social Security Administration
Old Age Pensions

MARC EISNER, Wesleyan University
Environment

KEVIN KOSAR, Congressional Research Service
Education

 

Friday, June 2, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Gender, Race, and Rights

Chair:
JANE S. DE HART, University of California, Santa Barbara

Panelists:
SHEILA A. JONES, Bowling Green State University
Sexual Harassment and the EEOC: How an Unnamed Problem became Public Policy

TIMOTHY THURBER, Virginia Commonwealth University
Republicans: Congress, the President, and Busing, 1966-1974

VESLA WEAVER, Harvard University
Dark Prison: Race, Rights, and the Politics of Punishment

Comment:
WILLIAM A. LINK, University of Florida

 

Friday, June 2, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Political Parties in American Political Development

Chair:
DANIEL DISALVO, University of Virginia

Panelists:
HOWARD L. REITER, University of Connecticut
Factional Regimes and American Party Development

DAVID MAYHEW, Yale University
Incumbency Advantage in Presidential Elections

BYRON SHAFER, University of Wisconsin
The Long Goodbye of the Good Old Boys: Structure and Strategy in the Partisan Reconstruction of the American South

KATHRYN PEARSON, University of Minnesota
Agenda Control, Majority Party Power and the House Committee on Rules, 1939-1965

DANIEL DISALVO, University of Virginia
Post-New Deal Democratic Party Factions: Southerners, Laborites, and New Politics

Comment:
MICHAEL HOLT, University of Virginia
DANIEL DISALVO, University of Virginia


Friday, June 2, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Morality and Politics in the Nineteenth Century

Chair:
HERMAN BELZ, University of Maryland, College Park

Panelists:
GAINES FOSTER, Louisiana State University
The Federal Government and God

MARK SUMMERS, University of Kentucky
Unwritten Code

ELDON EISENACH, University of Tulsa
The Biblical-Hegelian Framework of Progressive Public Policy

Comment:
PAULA BAKER, The Ohio State University


Friday, June 2, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Government, Business, and Sectionalism

Chair/Commentator:
NELSON LICHTENSTEIN, University of California, Santa Barbara

Panelists:
JOHN FARRIS, Georgia Perimeter College
Constructing a template for ‘bailing out’ American Industry: Federal Policy Approaches to the Footwear and Steel Industries during the Jimmy Carter Administration’s First Year

DAVID SELLERS SMITH, Northwestern University
A Politics for Professional Capitalists: ‘Credit Men’ and the Origins of Interest Group Politics

 

Friday, June 2, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Strategic Thinking and Elusive Equality: Rights, Law, and Policy

Chair/Commentator:
NANCY MACLEAN, Northwestern University

Panelists:
CHRISTOPHER CAPOZZOLA, Masschusetts Institute of Technology
The Colonial Bond and the Wedding Band: Military Service, Marriage, and the Meanings of Filipino/a Citizenship,
1916-1948

LEANDRA ZARNOW, University of California, Santa Barbara
Too Much Too Soon?: Bella Abzug’s Civil Rights Activism in Law and Policy Before Brown

JANE S. DE HART, University of California, Santa Barbara and
JUAN CARLOS IBARRA, University of California, Santa Barbara
A New Look at the Uncertain Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s VMI Opinion

 

Friday, June 2, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Social Regulation as Social Politics in Twentieth-Century America

Chair:
MARIE GOTTSCHALK, University of Pennsylvania

Panelists:
CHRISTOPHER HOWARD, College of William & Mary
To Haves and to Have-Nots: Social Regulation as Social Policy in the 20th Century

DANIEL GITTERMAN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Politics of Making Work Pay

THOMAS BURKE, Wellesley College
The Politics Litigation Creates

Comment:
JENNIFER L. ERKULWATER, University of Richmond


Friday, June 2, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Understanding the Policy Process

Chair/Commentator:
ANDREW POLSKY, Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY

Panelists:
GINA L. KEEL, State University of New York, Oneonta
Paying for World Wars: Presidential Leadership, Congressional Negotiations, and the Strength of Issue Networks

CHARLES SAMPSON, University of Missouri, Columbia
Merging the Advocacy Coalition Framework and Punctuated Equilibrium to Understand the Evolution of Voting Rights in the USA

WAYNE THORNTON, Harvard University
A Model of Bureaucratic Policy Innovation


Friday, June 2, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Adjusting to Economic Change

Chair/Commentator:
KIM PHILLIPS-FEIN, New York University

Panelists:
DAVID KOISTINEN, American University of Beirut
Public Policies for Countering Deindustrialization in Postwar Massachusetts

HEATHER WYATT-NICHOL, Stephen F. Austin State University
History of Government Investment in Job Training Policies

JUNE PARK, University of Pittsburgh
A Judicial Explanation of Layoff Regulation: The Case of Federal Plant Closing Legislation