[UCP Books]: A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars


“As a guide to the late twentieth-century culture wars, Hartman is unrivalled. . . . Incisive portraits of individual players in the culture wars dramas. . . . Reading Hartman sometimes feels like debriefing with friends after a raucous night out, an experience punctuated by laughter, head-scratching, and moments of regret for the excesses involved.”New Republic

“A provocative review of a formative epoch”Booklist

A War for the Soul of America

A History of the Culture Wars
Andrew Hartman


Publication date: May 10, 2016 978-0-226-37923-4
International publication date: May 10, 2016 $19.00/£13.50



“A lively chronicle.”Wall Street Journal

Classic intellectual history. . . . A valuable introduction to the fault lines of late 20th-century American politics. Highly recommended”Library Journal


Andrew Hartman is associate professor of history at Illinois State University and the author of Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School. He is available for interviews.


Please contact Levi Stahl at (773) 702-0289 or lstahl@press.uchicago.edu for more information.


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