Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture

Kevin M. Kruse, Professor of History, Princeton University presents The Making and Unmaking of Politics in Contemporary America

Professor Kruse ’94 specializes in the political, social, and urban/suburban history of twentieth-century America, with a particular interest in conflicts over race, rights and religion and the making of modern conservatism. He is the author of White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism (2005), One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America (2015), and, with Julian Zelizer, Fault Lines: A History of the United States since 1974 (2019). He has been honored recently as a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians, a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, and an elected member of the Society of American Historians. Sponsored by Honors Carolina • The Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture was established by alumni James and Jonathan Gold to honor the memory of their father, Hillard Gold, a member of the UNC Class of 1939.


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