Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1970
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Professor Graebner received the Frederic Jackson Turner Award from the Organization
of American Historians for Coal-Mining Safety in the Progressive Period: The Political Economy of Reform. Another book, A History of Retirement: The Meaning and Function of an American Institution, 1885-1978, was published in 1980. He is also the author of The Engineering of Consent: Democracy and Authority in Twentieth-Century America (1987); Coming of Age in Buffalo: Youth and Authority in the Postwar Era (1990); and The Age of Doubt: American Thought and Culture in the 1940s (1991). His latest book is an edited collection, True Stories from the American Past (3rd Edition, 2002). In 1993, he was Fulbright Professor of American Studies at the
University of Rome. He currently serves on the editorial boards of American Studies
and SUNY Press. His current projects include a series of essays on American culture
in the 1970s;western mining films; and the Buffalo Skyway.