University at Buffalo Department of History


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Gail Radford, Professor
office: 583 Park Hall
phone: (716) 645-8428

Education: Ph.D., Columbia, 1989

Courses Regularly Taught:

HIS 162 U.S. History from Reconstruction to the Present
HIS 310 20th Century U.S. Political History
HIS 386 New Deal America

HIS440 American Cold War History
HIS 491 U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s
HIS 503 Graduate Core Seminar in American History, Part 2

HIS 549 20th Century U.S. Political History
HIS 630 Graduate Research Seminar in 20th Century U.S. History

American History

Hub(s): Politics

Research Interests: 20th century U.S. public policy, political economy, urban history, and social movements

Selected Publications:
The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America (University of Chicago Press, 2013)

"From Municipal Socialism to Public Authorities: Institutional Factors in the Shaping of American Public Enterprise," Journal of American History, v. 90 n. 3 (December 2003).

Modern Housing for America: Policy Struggles in the New Deal Era (University of Chicago Press, 1996).

"William Gibbs McAdoo, the Emergency Fleet Corporation, and the Origins of the Public-Authority Model of Government Action," Journal of Policy History, v. 11, n. 1 (1999).

"The Federal Government and Housing During the Great Depression," in John F. Bauman, et al., eds., From Tenements to Taylor Homes: In Search of an Urban Housing Policy in Twentieth-Century America (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000).

Urban History Association Kenneth Jackson Award for best book in North American Urban History, 2013

Milton Plesur Teaching Award from the UB Undergraduate Student Association, 2013

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 2004-05

OAH Binkley-Stephenson Award for best article in Journal of American History in 2003

NEH Fellowship for University Teachers 1999
ACLS Fellowship 1999


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