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Calhoun, Charles W. Thomas Harriot College Distinguished Professor


Charles W. Calhoun specializes in the history of the United States in the late nineteenth century. Among his recent books are Benjamin Harrison (Henry Holt, 2005), Minority Victory: Gilded age Politics and the Front Porch Campaign of 1888, (University Press of Kansas, 2008), Conceiving a New Republic: The Republican Party and the Southern Question, 1869-1900 (University Press of Kansas, 2006), and From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail: The Transformation of Polities and governance in the gilded Age (Hill and Wang, 2010). His edited collection of essays, The Gilded Age: Perspectives on the Origins of Modern America (Rowman and Littlefield) appeared in a second, revised and enlarged edition in the fall of 2006. In addition, he is general editor of the book series, The Human Tradition in America (Scholarly Resources, now Rowman and Littlefield).

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