Who Spoke Up?: Liberals, the Left, and the "Great Debate" over Entering Wor...

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The 32nd Annual Louis Faugères Bishop III Lecture welcomes David Greenberg, professor of history and journalism and media studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and author of Republic of Spin: The Inside history of the American Presidency. Greenberg will paint a vivid portrait of the personalities and debates surrounding America’s entrance into World War II, illustrating the importance of political papers projects for this type of original historical and political research.

As a scholar of political history, Greenberg frequently uses political papers in his research. For his most recent book, Republic of Spin: The Inside History of the American Presidency (W.W. Norton, 2016), he visited no less than six presidential libraries and used political collections at the Library of Congress and Princeton University.

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, is the major repository for the papers of New Jersey's congressional delegation. It holds the papers of Clifford Case, Harrison A. Williams, Jr., Millicent Fenwick, and many others. The latest and the largest acquisition, the papers of Frank R. Lautenberg, which will soon be completely organized and cataloged, will open up new avenues of research on the issues of last 30 years—immigration, the environment, public health, and military engagement, as well as the role of media and communications in political campaigns.

Following the lecture, we invite attendees to tour New Jersey First: The Life and Legacy of Frank R. Lautenberg to explore this recent addition to our political papers collections.

Parking: Guests can park in Lot 26, Lot 30 & the College Avenue Deck without permits.



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DAVID GREENBERG is a professor of history and of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. His most recent book, Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency (W.W. Norton, 2016), recounts the history of the White House spin machine. It won the George Orwell Award, the Kennedy School’s Goldsmith Book Award, and the Browne Book Award.

His first book, Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image (W.W. Norton, 2003) traced the history of Richard Nixon’s public persona. It won the Washington Monthly Book Award, the American Journalism History Book Award, and the Bancroft Dissertation Award. Calvin Coolidge (Henry Holt, 2006) was named one of the Washington Post’s best books of the year. With Mason Williams and Moshik Temkin, he is an editor of Alan Brinkley: A Life in History (Columbia University Press, forthcoming later this year).

Formerly a journalist, Greenberg served as managing editor and acting editor of the New Republic, where he was contributing editor until the magazine’s tragic collapse in 2014. Early in his career, he was assistant to Bob Woodward on The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House (Simon & Schuster, 1994). In the mid-1990s, while still a graduate student, he debuted the widely acclaimed “History Lesson” column for Slate, which he wrote for 20 years and inspired other academic historians to begin writing for the general public; he has since moved his column to Politico Magazine. He has also written for the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and many other scholarly and popular publications. Among the many academic honors he has received are the Hiett Prize, given to a single humanities scholar; a Woodrow Wilson Center fellowship; and the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence.


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