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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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Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture
Robert and Helen Lynd Measure Muncie, Indiana


Staughton Lynd

Staughton Lynd
Interview
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Staughton Lynd is the son of Robert and Helen Lynd, the sociologists who wrote Middletown, and Middletown in Transition. Staughton Lynd is a labor activist by profession. 

He is the editor of We Are All Leaders: The Alternative Unionism of the Early 1930s and The New Rank and File. He is the author of Living Inside Our Hope: A Steadfast Radicalís Thoughts on Rebuilding the Movement.


Theodore Caplow is the Commonwealth Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. 

He is a co-author of The First Measured Century and Recent Social Trends in the United States, 1960-1990. He is the author of American Social Trends among many other works. 

Professor Caplow was a co-founder of the International Research Group for the Comparative Charting of Social Change and directs the Groupís U.S. activities. Professor Caplow was the principal investigator of the Middletown III project and is principal investigator of Middletown IV.

Theodore Caplow

Theodore Caplow
Interview
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E. Bruce Geelhoed

E. Bruce Geelhoed
Interview
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E. Bruce Geelhoed is the Director of the Center for Middletown Studies and Professor of History at Ball State University. 

He is the author of The Rotary Club of Indianapolis; Charles E. Wilson and Controversy at the Pentagon 1953-1957; and The Thrill of Success: The Story of SYSCO/Frost-Pack Food Services Inc.  He is a co-author of Margaret Thatcher.


David M. Kennedy is a Professor of History at Stanford University. 

He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War 1929-1945, which discusses how the New Deal redressed income and job insecurity after the Depression. Professor Kennedy also wrote The American Spirit Since 1865, and Over Here: the First World War and American Society.

David M. Kennedy

David M. Kennedy
Interview
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Nancy Koehn

Nancy Koehn
Interview
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Nancy Koehn is an Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School, where her specialty is business history. 

She is the author of Brand New: How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumersí Trust from Wedgewood to Dell; and The Power of Commerce: Economy and Governance in the First British Empire.


Howard M. Bahr is a Professor of Sociology at Brigham Young University. 

Professor Bahr was director of field research for the Middletown IV study (1999). 

He is a co-author of Recent Social Trends in the United States 1960-1990; and Divorce and Remarriage. He is the author of Dine Bibliography to the 1990s: A Companion to the Navajo Bibiliography of 1969.

Howard M. Bahr

Howard M. Bahr
Interview
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