SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2006

Saturday, June 3, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
The Shaping of Modern Republicanism

Chair:
GREGORY SCHNEIDER, Emporia State University

Panelists:
WILLIAM J. RORABAUGH, University of Washington
Why Virginia’s Senator Harry Byrd Favored Nixon in 1960

JUSTIN P. COFFEY, Bradley University
The Ripon Society, the Republican Party, and Public Policy, 1964-1968

MARK D. NEVIN, University of Virginia
Listening to the ‘Silent Majority’: Public Opinion Polling and Richard Nixon’s Drive to Build a New Republican Majority

Comment:
BRIAN BALOGH, University of Virginia


Saturday, June 3, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Producing Consumers: The Political Economy of Consumerism in Twentieth-Century America

Chair:
JAMES MOHR, University of Oregon

Panelists:
RICHARD R. JOHN, University of Illinois, Chicago
Most Economical Servant: Federalism, Consumerism, and the Depoliticization of American
Telecommunications in the Progressive Era

JULIA OTT, Yale University
From Financial Nationalism to New Proprietorship: Investorist Theory and Policy, 1917- 1929

DEREK HOFF, University of Virginia
A Consuming People: Mass Consumption and Population Growth in Twentieth-Century America

Comment:
MICHAEL BERNSTEIN, University of California, San Diego

 

Saturday, June 3, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Beyond the Iconography of Institutions: Interest Groups in American Political Development

Chair/Commentator:
MARYANN BARAKSO, American University

Panelists:
ROGAN KERSH, Syracuse University
Interest Groups and Issue Regimes

ELISABETH CLEMENS, University of Chicago
The Politics of Privatization: Disembedding Individual Goods from Group Interests

RICHARD HARRIS, Rutgers University
Professionalization in Interest Groups

MCGEE YOUNG, Marquette University
The Illogic of the Collective Action Problem: How a Change in Focus can Better Integrate the Study of Interest Groups and Political Development


Saturday, June 3, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
'The Times They Are a Changin’: No Child Left Behind and the Evolution of Federal Education Policymaking

Chair:
ANDREW J. ROTHERHAM, University of Virginia

Panelists:
ELIZABETH DEBRAY-PELOT, University of Georgia
Implications of the 106th and 107th Congresses for the Future Formation of Education Legislation

PAUL MANNA, College of William & Mary
Federalism and the National Education Agenda in the United States, 1965-2007

PATRICK J. MCGUINN, Drew University
No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005

Comment:
MICHELE STOCKWELL, Progressive Policy Institute
MARTIN WEST, Brown University and Brookings Institution


Saturday, June 3, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Civic Organizations, Political Parties, and Urban Government, 1900-1950

Chair:
AMY BRIDGES, University of California, San Diego

Panelists:
ARIANE LIAZOS, Harvard University
‘Home Rule’ for Cities: Municipal Leagues and the State Regulation of Urban Charters in the Progressive Era

JESSICA TROUNSTINE, Princeton University
Monopoly Government

KIMBERLEY SIMS, American University
‘Standing Behind the Police’: New York’s Committee of Fourteen and the Shape of Urban Law Enforcement Reform, 1905-1932

Comment:
MICHAEL WILLRICH, Brandeis University


Saturday, June 3, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Tax Reform in Twentieth-Century America

Chair:
ROBIN EINHORN, University of California, Berkeley

Panelists:
AJAY K. MEHROTRA, University of Indiana
The Factories of Fiscal Reform: Institutional Innovations and State Constitutions in the Progressive Era

MARJORIE KORNHAUSER, Tulane University
Shaping Public Opinion and the Law in the 1930s: How a ‘Common Man’ Campaign Ended a Rich Man’s Law

JOSEPH J. THORNDIKE, University of Virginia
Taxation in World War II: The Triumph of Progressive Reform

Comment:
MARK LEFF, University of Illinois, Champaign


Saturday, June 3, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
BOOK SESSION—Kevin Kruse, White Flight and Matthew Lassiter, The Silent Majority

Chair:
PAUL QUIRK, University of British Columbia

Panelists:
BRUCE SCHULMAN, Boston University
NANCY MACLEAN, Northwestern University
DENNIS DESLIPPE, Franklin & Marshall College
ROBERT O. SELF, Brown University

Response:
KEVIN KRUSE, Princeton University
MATTHEW LASSITER, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Saturday, June 3, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Post-war Policy Paradoxes in Urban Education

Chair:
VICTORIA HATTAM, The New School for Social Research

Panelists:
BETHANY ROGERS, The College of Staten Island, CUNY
Insiders as Outsiders: The National Teacher Corps’ Quest for Federal Autonomy

HEATHER LEWIS, New York University
The Community Action Program and Local Schools: Unintended Consequences

JUDITH KAFKA, Baruch College, CUNY
From Social Movement to Public Policy: A Genealogy of Small School Reform

Saturday, June 3, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
New Perspectives on the Early Republic

Chair/Commentator:
DAVID B. ROBERTSON, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Panelists:
ERIK
L. TOWNE, Bowling Green State University
Colonial Games and Republican Actors: The Case of New York Officials, Speculators, and Settlers, 1750-1775

STEPHEN BRAGAW, Sweet Briar College
The Law of Conquest in the Empire of Liberty: The Development of Thomas Jefferson’s Indian Policy and the Origins of Indian Removal

BRIAN MURPHY, University of Virginia
Agents of Monopoly: Robert Fulton, Robert Livingston, and Commercial Collisions on the Hudson


Saturday, June 3, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
After the Civil Rights Revolution

Chair:
GARETH DAVIES, University of Oxford

Panelists:
ROBERT C. LIEBERMAN, Columbia University
Private Power and American Bureaucracy: The EEOC, Civil Rights Enforcement, and the Rise of Affirmative Action

SCOTT A. SHEPARD, Office for Civil Rights, US Dept. of Education
Higher Education Civil Rights Policies in the Clinton and G.W. Bush Administrations

GEORGE LA NOUE, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Policies about the Use of Race and Gender Contracting Preferences

ROGER CLEGG, Center for Equal Opportunity
Employment Antidiscrimination Policies in the Clinton and Bush Administrations

Comment:
GEORGE RUTHERGLEN, University of Virginia


Saturday, June 3, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Ethnic Politics and the Great Society and its Aftermath

Chair/Commentator:
GUIAN MCKEE, University of Virginia

Panelists:
ROBERT BAUMAN, Washington State University, Tri-Cities
Empowering La Nueva Chicana: The War on Poverty in East Los Angeles

JULIA RABIG, University of Pennsylvania
‘A continuing source of friction and hostility’: Newark, NJ Responds to the New Federalism and Affirmative Action


Saturday, June 3, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Garbage Can or Top of the Pile? A Multidisciplinary Inquiry Into the Conditions of Success in Policy-Making in the United States

Chair/Commentator:
ELIZABETH BORGWARDT, University of Utah

Panelists:
DORITH GEVA, New York University
Worker, Father or Citizen-Soldier?: US Draft Deferrals and the Problem of Social Dependencies during the World Wars

ROMAIN HURET, University of Lyon
Beyond the Beveridge Plan: British and American Experts and the Design of Wars on Poverty, 1950-1960

PAULINE PERETZ, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Genealogy of an Unlikely Success: Soviet Jewish Emigration, a Human Rights Objective or the US during the Cold War


Saturday, June 3, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
BOOK SESSION—Donald T. Critchlow, Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism

Chair:
GUY ALCHON, University of Delaware

Panelists:
LYNN SANDERS, University of Virginia
TBA
DAVID GREENBERG, Rutgers University

Response:
DONALD T. CRITCHLOW, Saint Louis University


Saturday, June 3, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
New Histories of the American State

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

Panelists:
BRIAN BALOGH, University of Virginia
‘A Government Out of Sight’: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America

WILLIAM NOVAK, University of Chicago
Law, Statebuilding, and American Political Development, 1877-1937

JENNIFER KLEIN, Yale University
The Political Economy of Federalism: Social Welfare and the Service Provider State, 1930s-1990s

Saturday, June 3, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
The Politics of Taxation: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

Chair/Commentator:
JOHN WITTE, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Panelists:
ANDREA LOUISE CAMPBELL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
American Public Opinion toward Taxes, 1938-2004

ISAAC MARTIN, University of California, San Diego
How the Tax Revolt Turned Right: The Politics of Property Tax Relief

KIMBERLEY J. MORGAN, George Washington University and
MONICA PRASAD, Northwestern University
The Politics of National Sales Taxation in France and the U.S.

ERIC PATASHNIK, University of Virginia
The Strange Disappearance of the Tax Reform Act of 1986: Interests, Ideas, and the Erosion of Reform


Saturday, June 3, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Geographical Perspectives on Public Policy

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

Panelists:
COLIN GORDON, University of Iowa
Mapping St. Louis: GIS and Urban Policy History

DOUGLAS S. REED, Georgetown University
Vouchers, Desegregation and the Segregation Academies: A Geo-Spatial Examination of the
Racial Effects of School Vouchers in Alexandria, Virginia

AMY WIDESTROM, Syracuse University
Impoverished Democracy: How Economic Inequality and its Geographic Concentration Affects Civic Engagement

Saturday, June 3, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
A New Look at Education Policy

Chair/Commentator:
GEORGE LA NOUE, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Panelists:
JOHN DINAN, Wake Forest University
The Meaning of the Education Clauses in American State Constitutions

KATHRYN A. MCDERMOTT, University of Massachusetts
Accountability and Controversy: The Expansion of State Authority in U.S. Education Governance

PETER WALLENSTEIN, Virginia Tech.
Segregation, Desegregation, and Higher Education in Virginia


Saturday, June 3, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Disaster: Politics and Policy

Chair/Commentator:
CHRISTOPHER COOPER, Western Carolina University

Panelists:
CHRIS DOLAN, University of Central Florida
Politics of Disaster: The Evolution of Emergency Management Policy

MARY H. MORRIS, University of Southern Indiana
Before There was Katrina: A Political History of Mississippi River Flood Control and the Loss of Louisiana’s Wetlands


Saturday, June 3, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
BOOK SESSION—Robin Einhorn, American Taxation, American Slavery

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

Panelists:
RICHARD BENSEL, Cornell University
WILLIAM NOVAK, University of Chicago
MAX EDLING, Uppsala University

Response:
ROBIN EINHORN, University of California, Berkeley


Saturday, June 3, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Children’s Mental Health, Education, and Welfare Policy

Chair/Commentator:
KIM HENDRICKSON, George Washington University

Panelists:
PATRICK MCGUINN, Drew University
The Policy Landscape of Educational Entrepreneurship

JENNIFER ERKULWATER, University of Richmond and
LISA CRABTREE, University of Richmond
Children First? The Politics of Social Welfare and Early Childhood Development

RICK MAYES, University of Richmond
Suffer the Restless Children: ADHD, Psychostimulants, and the Politics of Mental Health, 1900-1980

 

Saturday, June 3, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Reconstructing the South

Chair/Commentator:
GAINES FOSTER, Louisiana State University

Panelists:
ERIK B. ALEXANDER, University of Virginia
‘A Revival of the Old Organization’: Northern Democrats and Reconstruction, 1868-1876

DANIEL A. KENNEY, Brandeis University
Seizing Domestic Tranquility: Federal Military Intervention during Reconstruction

KIMBERLEY JOHNSON, Barnard College, Columbia University
Reforming Jim Crow: Race, Region, and American Political Development


Saturday, June 3, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
The American State and Non-Profit Sector in the Mid-Twentieth Century: Projecting Humanitarianism and Democracy at Home and Abroad

Chair:
JAMES T. SPARROW, University of Chicago

Panelists:
ELIZABETH BORGWARDT, University of Utah
Present at the Creation? Human Rights, NGOs, and the 1945 UN San Francisco Conference

CHRISTOPHER P. LOSS, University of Virginia
Spreading Democracy: American Higher Education, Citizenship, and the Quest for Cold War Public Opinion

STEPHEN R. PORTER, University of Chicago
Drafting Philanthropy for Battle: Federal Regulation of World War II Relief Charities and the Public-Private Origins of the Post-War NGO Explosion

Comment:
ROBERT MCMAHON, Ohio State University


Saturday, June 3, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Comparative Policies: UK and the Commonwealth

Chair/Commentator:
LARRY GERBER, Auburn University

Panelists:
MARK J. CROWLEY, Cardiff University
From ‘Bleak House’ to ‘Great Expectations?’: British Employment Policy in the Age of Chamberlain and Churchill, 1930-1940

ANDREW P. CONNELL, Cardiff University
Putting Welfare to Work: American, European, and Commonwealth Influences on British Welfare and Employment Policy Since 1997

MIRIAM LAUGESEN, University of California, Los Angeles
Business and Welfare: Australasian Evidence

Saturday, June 3, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
A Policy of Privacy? Gender, the State, and the Private Sphere

Chair/Commentator:
MIRIAM COHEN, Vassar College

Panelists:
KAREN BALCOM, McMaster University
Black Market Adoptions and Contests over State Authority, 1950-1975

VANESSA MAY, University of Virginia
‘Listen, Mrs. Legree’: Women’s Groups and the Failure of Labor Legislation for Domestic Workers in 1930s New York State

KRISTIN CELELLO, University of Toronto, Mississauga
‘Here Come the War Brides’: Regulating American Marriage at Home and Abroad

MARIE FRITZ, University of Maryland, College Park
Building HOPE VI: The Construction of Family and Urban Renewal from 1980-2000