Fault Lines: Polarization and Partisanship in America since the 1970s

Professor Kruse is the co-author of Fault Lines: A History of the United States since 1974. A sweeping history of the past four decades of American history, the book chronicles the origins of the divided states of America, a nation increasingly riven by stark political partisanship and deep social divisions along lines of race, class, gender and sexuality. In this webinar, he will discuss the broad themes of the book and the challenges of teaching post-1974 US History.

Kevin M. Kruse is a Professor of History at Princeton University, where he teaches twentieth-century American history with special interest in struggles over race, religion and rights. He is the author of White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism (2005), One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America (2015), and Fault Lines: A History of the United States since 1974 (2019).

Photo credit Ricardo Barros

Presenter:
Kevin Kruse
Professor of History
Director of the Center for Collaborative History
Princeton University