The Problem of Jobs: Liberalism, Race and Deindustrialization
Speaker: Guian McKee
Date: November 21, 2008
Time: 12:30 PM
Associate Professor of History at University of Virginia
Guian McKee joined the Miller Center's Presidential Recordings Program in August 2002. He received a Ph.D. in American history at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2002; prior to joining the Miller Center, McKee was a visiting scholar in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include U.S. social policy history and urban history. He is the author of The Problem of Jobs: Liberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia, which will be published in Fall 2008 by the University of Chicago Press. He is also the author of Lyndon Johnson and the War on Poverty: How Policymakers Try to Deliver on Social Promises (tentative title), which will be published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. He has published articles in the Journal of Urban History, Journal of Policy History, Journal of Planning History, and the Boston Globe. In April 2007, he delivered the keynote address at the conference "In the Shadow of the Great Society: American Politics, Culture and Society Since 1964," hosted by the Rothermere American Institute and the American History Research Seminar, University of Oxford, U.K.
McKee teaches courses on American social policy history and urban history.