We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Hinton and Margaret O’Mara as series editors for Politics and Society in Modern America. Dr. Hinton and Dr. O’Mara join current series editors Gary Gerstle and Julian E. Zelizer. The Press has been honored to have William H. Chafe and Linda Gordon, who are retiring as editors, at the helm since the series was founded in 1996. Under their leadership the series published field-defining books in political history, including Mae Ngai’s Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America, Lisa McGirr’s Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right, Mary Dudziak’s Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy, and Kevin Kruse’s White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism. This wide-ranging series in modern U.S. political history presents not only works that represent the best of traditional political history but also those that integrate insights and methodologies of social and cultural history, challenge conventional periodizations, and situate the American political experience in a comparative framework.
Elizabeth Hinton is Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Department of African American Studies at Yale University, with a secondary appointment as Professor of Law at the Law School. She is the author of America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s (Liveright) and From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America (Harvard University Press).
Margaret O’Mara is the Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington. O’Mara is the author of Cities of Knowledge (Princeton University Press), Pivotal Tuesdays (Penn Press), and The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America (Penguin Press).