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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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The New Immigrants, Head Shapes, and the Melting Pot:
Franz Boas vs. Scientific Racism

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Alan Kraut

Alan Kraut
Interview
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Alan Kraut is Professor of History at American University. 

He is the author of The Huddled Masses: the Immigrant in American Society 1880-1921; and Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the Immigrant Menace.


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 and 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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Matthew Frye Jacobson

Matthew Frye Jacobson
Interview
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Matthew Frye Jacobson is an Associate Professor of American Studies and History at Yale University. 

He is the author of Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and The Alchemy of Race and Barbarian Virtues: The U.S. Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad 1876-1917.


Lee D. Baker is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. 

Professor Baker specializes in the history of U.S. anthropology and has published articles about Franz Boas. 

He is the author of From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896-1954.

Lee D. Baker

Lee D. Baker
Interview
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