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Prof Tony Badger


Department: Humanities

Tony is a historian of post-World War II American political history, and most notably the South. He has published widely on race relations, the Great Depression, and the New Deal. He was a lecturer at Newcastle University from 1971 to 1991, before joining the University of Cambridge as the Paul Mellon Professor of American History in 1992. He took up his current post at Northumbria in 2014. 

Tony Badger

Key Publications

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  • Albert Gore, Sr.: A Political Life, Badger, T. 2 Oct 2018
  • How Dismal is the Future of American Politics?, Badger, T. 19 May 2014, The 19th Annual Douglas W. Bryant Lecture
  • Albert Gore Sr., Liberalism and the South in the 1960s, Badger, T. 2012, Making Sense of American Liberalism, Illinois, USA, University of Illinois Press
  • The Lessons of the New Deal: Did Obama Learn the Right Ones?, Badger, T. 25 Jan 2012, In: History
  • FDR: A model for Obama?, Badger, T. 26 Jan 2009, In: The Nation
  • Shapers of Southern History: Autobiographical reflections, Badger, T. Feb 2006, In: Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
  • Brown and Backlash, Badger, T. 2005, Massive Resistance: Southern Opposition to the Second Reconstruction, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Southerners who refused to sign the Southern Manifesto, Badger, T. 8 Sep 2000, In: The Historical Journal
  • The New Deal: The Depression Years 1933-1940, Badger, T. 1989
  • North Carolina and the New Deal, Badger, T. 1981

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Jack Hodgson Californians and others: marginalised children and the Golden State during the Great Depression Start Date: 01/07/2019


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