Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America
Since 1970 focuses on U.S. history since the 1970s, with a particular emphasis on books that either connect that decade to a longer trajectory or focus entirely on the last quarter of the twentieth century. The series will welcome a wide range of topics, but the ideal project will both address the recent past and be methodologically innovative. Since 1970 will feature titles in social and cultural history; the history of science, environment, and technology; the history of race, immigration, and ethnicity; and political histories that construe the category of “politics”broadly.
Claire Potter, a professor of history at The New School, specializes in United States political history, queer studies, and the history of gender, sex and feminism. She blogs at Tenured Radical. Potter is the author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture. She is currently at work on a book about the origins of the feminist "sex wars" and the anti-pornography campaign waged by the Reagan Administration, Sex in Public: Feminism, the Reagan Revolution and the Politics of Pornography, 1968–1990.
Renee Romano, an associate professor of history at Oberlin College, is a specialist in twentieth-century American history, with research interests in African American history, civil rights, and historical memory. Romano is the author of Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America, and coeditor of The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory. She is at work on a new book, tentatively entitled Justice Delayed: Civil Rights Trials and America's Racial Reckoning, which explores contemporary prosecutions of civil rights era crimes.
Books in this series
The Dinner Party
Judy Chicago and the Power of Popular Feminism, 1970-2007
Jane F. Gerhard
Doing Recent History
On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back
Edited by Claire Bond Potter and Renee C. Romano
Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics
How the Harassment of Black Elected Officials Shaped Post–Civil Rights America
George Derek Musgrove
Editorial Advisory Board
University of Southern California
Hunter College, City University of New York
University of Georgia
Pennsylvania State University
University of Virginia
General Editor, American National Biography
Ohio State University