An Interview with T. Jackson Lears


Over at the Politics/Talk podcast, Rutgers University historian James Livingston interviews his colleague: historian and public intellectual T. Jackson Lears.  If you are interested in Lears’s work, the history of consumerism, American intellectual history, and academic biography this 2-part podcast is worth a listen.

Listen here.  And Part 2.

Lears is the author of some great books, including:

Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920

No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920

Something for Nothing: Luck in America

Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America