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Richard Abrams, professor emeritus of history

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Richard M. Abrams is a professor emeritus of history at Berkeley. He retired in 2007 after 50 years of teaching, first at at Columbia University (1957-60) and then at UC Berkeley (1961-2007). Abrams' expertise is in modern U.S. history, government-business relations, political economy of industrial societies, and the history of deregulation.

Abrams was a Fulbright Professor at the University of London (1968-69) and at Moscow State University (1989); and has lectured widely abroad, including in Norway, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Ukraine, Japan, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He is author of America Transformed: Sixty Years of Revolutionary Change (Cambridge University Press, 2006); Conservatism in a Progressive Era; The Burdens of Progress; the editor of The Issues of Populist and Progressive Eras and co-editor of The Shaping of 20th Century America. He holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Posts by Richard Abrams

5-4-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Ding, dong, the witch is dead!
3-4-10Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Of ideology, recession, and policy paralysis
1-21-10Is academia liberal?Religious bases for the conservative imagination, academic environments for inquiring minds
1-21-10Massachusetts vote and health care reformAn increasingly wish-washy president signaling surrender
12-11-09Memorable books read this yearJoseph Schumpeter bio and the ‘inspiring’ WSJ
12-2-0930,000 more troops to AfghanistanObama’s address
10-17-09What ails California?Repeal or Re-write Prop 13