College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

David Farber

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - History
Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor, Modern America
Primary office:
785-864-9444
Wescoe Hall
Room 3628
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Politics, political culture, social change movements, counterculture, business and society, and capitalism in twentieth-century U.S. History.

Selected Publications

Farber, D. (2016). "A History of American Conservatism". The Chinese Journal of American Studies, 2016(5), 111-125.

Farber, D. (2016). “Self-Invention in the Realm of Production: Craft, Work, and Community in the Sixties-Era American Counterculture”. Pacific Historical Review, 408-442.

Farber, D., & Klein, B. (2016). El Rito and the Power of Place in Sixties America. In B. Klein (Ed.), Irwin Klein and the New Settlers (pp. 31-38, 165-166). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Farber, D., & Bailey, B. (2016). The Counterculture's Looking Glass. In D. Kaiser & P. McCray (Eds.), Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture (pp. 392-395). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Farber, D. (2015). Fighting (Against) the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In B. Bailey & R. Immerman (Eds.), Understanding the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (pp. 194-219). New York: New York University Press.

Farber, D. (2014). American Conservatism as Political Process and Not as an Essential Idea. Politique Américaine, 23, 111-137.

Farber, D. (2014). John Raskob’s Conservative Vision of Financial Self-Management. Journal of Policy History, 26(1), 1-26.

Farber, D. (2013). The Politics of Southern Student Activism. In D. Snyder & R. Cohen (Eds.), Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activists in the 1960s (pp. 313-322). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Farber, D. (2013). Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist, New York: Oxford University Press. 361.

Farber, D. (2013). Building the Counterculture, Creating Right Livelihoods. The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture, 1-24.

Farber, D. (2012). Democratic Culture, Social Change Movements and the International Sixties. In D. Yui (Ed.), The Transnational Sixties: The United States, Japan, and Western Europe (pp. 35-49). Tokyo: Sairyusha.

Farber, D. (2010). The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism, Princeton: Princeton University Press. 296.

Farber, D. (Ed.). (2007). What They Think of US: International Perceptions of the United States Since 9/11 (D. Farber, Ed.). Princeton: Princeton University Press. 206.

Farber, D. (2006). Street Heat in Chicago: Political Violence in the Sixties Era. In C. Schnurmann & I. Wigger (Eds.), Tales of Two Cities/Stadtgeschichten: Hamburg and Chicago (pp. 229-240). Berlin: LIT Verlag.

Farber, D., & Bailey, B. (2006). The Fifties Chronicle, Chicago: Publications International. 480.

Farber, D., & Bailey, B. (2006). The Histories They are A-Changin’: Sources for Teaching about the Movements of the Sixties. OAH Magazine of History, 8-13.

Farber, D. (2005). Thinking and Not Thinking about Race in the United States. Modern Intellectual History, 2(3), 433-446.

Bailey, B. & Farber, D. (Eds.). (2004). The Torch has Fallen. In B. Bailey & D. Farber (Eds.), America in the 1970s (pp. 9-27). Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

Farber, D. & Bailey, B. (Eds.). (2004). America in the 1970s (D. Farber & B. Bailey, Eds., Vol. vi). Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. 246.

Farber, D. (2004). Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America’s First Encounter with Radical Islam, Princeton: Princeton University Press. 212.

Farber, D. (2004). The Sixties Chronicle, Chicago: Publications International. 480.

Farber, D. (2003). Conservative Democracy in the 1960s. In . & . (Eds.), The Conservative Sixties (pp. 8-20). New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Farber, D. & Roche, J. (Eds.). (2003). The Conservative Sixties (D. Farber & J. Roche, Eds., Vol. vi). New York: Peter Lang Publishers. 211.

Farber, D. (2002). Sloan Rules: Alfred P. Sloan and the Triumph of General Motors, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 292.

Farber, D. (2001). The Intoxicated State/Illegal Nation: Drugs and the Counterculture. In P. Braunstein & M. Doyle (Eds.), Imagine Nation: American Cultural Radicalism in the 1960s (pp. 17-40). New York: Routledge.

Farber, D. & Bailey, B. (Eds.). (2001). The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s (D. Farber & B. Bailey, Eds., Vol. xii). New York: Columbia University Press. 508.

Farber, D. (2000). Intellectuals and Democracy. American Literary History, 12(4), 794-801.

Farber, D. (1999). Democratic Subjects in the American Sixties: National Politics, Cultural Authenticity, and Community Interest. Mid-America: An Historical Review, 81(3), 319-332.

Farber, D., & Bailey, B. (1996). The Fighting Man as Tourist: The Politics of Tourist Culture in Hawaii during World War II. Pacific Historical Review, 641-660.

Farber, D. (Ed.). (1994). The Silent Majority and Talk About Revolution. In D. Farber (Ed.), The Sixties: From Memory to History (pp. 291-316). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Farber, D. (Ed.). (1994). The '60s: From Memory to History (D. Farber, Ed.). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 333.

Farber, D. (1994). The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s, New York: Hill and Wang. 296.

Farber, D. (1994). The Dream of Global Desire: The Marlboro Man Goes to Hong Kong. Borderlines: Studies in American Culture, 327-340.

Farber, D., & Bailey, B. (1993). The 'Double-V' Campaign in WWII Hawaii: African-Americans, Racial Ideology, and Federal Power. Journal of Social History, 817-843.

Farber, D., & Bailey, B. (1992). The First Strange Place: The Alchemy of Sex and Race in WWII Hawaii, New York: Free Press. 270.

Farber, D., & Bailey, B. (1992). Hotel Street: Prostitution in Hawaii During World War II. Radical History Review, 52, 54-77.

Farber, D. (1988). Chicago '68, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 304.


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