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SEGMENTS
(abbreviated titles)

  1900-1930
       

  Closing of the Frontier
  Scientific Racism
  The Children's Bureau
  Middletown
  Recent Social Trends

  1930-1960
       

  The Great Depression
  The Gallup Poll
  World War II
  Suburban Nation
  Sexual Behavior

  1960-2000
       

  The Feminine Mystique
  The Moynihan Report
  Broken Windows
  Stagflation/Deregulation
  Middletown IV
  Census 2000

   

 

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FMC Program Segments 1900-1930
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Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Thesis 

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"...the frontier has gone, and with its going has closed the first period of American history."

- Frederick Jackson Turner, 1893


William Cronon

William Cronon
Interview
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William Cronon is the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

He is the author of the prize-winning Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West and Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England. He is the editor of Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature.


John Milton Cooper is a Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin. 

He is the author of Pivotal Decades: The United States 1900-1920; and The Vanity of Power. He co-edited The Wilson Era: Essays in Honor of Arthur S. Link. He edited and wrote the introduction to Theodore Roosevelt’s The Winning of the West: From the Alleghenies to the Mississippi 1769-1776.

John Milton Cooper

John Milton Cooper
Interview
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Seymour Martin Lipset

Seymour Martin Lipset
Interview
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Seymour Martin Lipset is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is a past president of the Sociological Research Association, the American Sociological Association, the American Political Science Association and the World Association for Public Opinion Research. 

He is the author of American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword; Political Man; The Politics of Unreason; The First New Nation, and other works.


 
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