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Gail Radford, Associate 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 240 The United States since 1945
HIS 395 New Deal America
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.
HIS 630 Graduate Research Seminar in 20th Century U.S. History
Field(s): American History
Research Interests: 20th century U.S. public policy, political economy,
urban history, and social movements
Current Research: I am working on a book entitled "The
Rise of the Public Authority State." It explores the
origins of the quasi-public agencies that American governments use
to engage directly in the economy.
"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 Stuggles in the New Deal Era (Chicago University, 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
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 2004-05
Award for best article in Journal of American History in 2003
NEH Fellowship for University
ACLS Fellowship 1999
Monday, August 27, 2012