Paul Murphy

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Paul V. Murphy 
Professor of History
Mackinac Hall D-1-116
[email protected]
(616) 331-3429

Fields: 20th Century U.S., Intellectual and Cultural

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1996
M.A., Indiana University, 1991
B.A., Hanover College, 1988                   

For more information, please see Prof. Murphy's Curriculum Vitae

Professor Murphy teaches courses in U.S. history, with an emphasis in American intellectual, cultural, and political history. He has written The New Era: American Thought and Culture in the 1920s (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012), a volume in Rowman & Littlefield's "American Thought & Culture" series edited by Howard Brick and Lewis Perry, and The Rebuke of History: The Southern Agrarians and American Conservative Thought (University of North Carolina, 2001).  His current projects include a study of humanism and American thought in the first half of the twentieth century entitled “The Dividing of the American Mind:  The Search for a New Humanism and the Debate over the Role of Intellect in the United States, 1900-1950” and a co-edited volume of essays on the intellectual history of the Midwest entitled The Sower and the Seer:  Perspectives on the Intellectual History of the Midwest, which will published by the University of Wisconsin Press.  His essay “The Last Progressive Historian: Warren Susman and American Cultural History” appeared in Modern Intellectual History in November 2017.  Professor Murphy is a founding member and past president of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH).

The New Era

Rebuke of History

Society for U.S. Intellectual History

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