David William Farber

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



Ph.D., American History, University of Chicago

M.A., American History, with honors, University of Chicago

B.A., History and English, with high honors and distinction, University of Michigan

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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