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William Graebner

  • Professor
    Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1970

  • E332A Thompson Hall
    Office Phone: 716/673-3277

Specializes in 20th century U.S. history.

Teaches the following courses:

  • HIST 106 History of the United States Since 1877
  • HIST 201 Doing History
  • HIST 375 History of Authority
  • HIST 376 Film and American Culture
  • HIST 643 Readings in American History


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.

History Department
E332 Thompson Hall   |   Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: 716/673-3277   |   Fax: 716/673-3332
For information, e-mail the department secretary, Lisa Schrantz

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