Allen J. Matusow

W. G. Twyman Professor of History

Associate Director for Academic Programs, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Email: matusow [] Phone: x5275 Office: 332 Humanities


  • Ph. D., Harvard University, 1963.
  • M. A., Harvard University, 1959.
  • B. A., Ursinus College, 1958.

Areas of Interest

  • Foreign policy of Nixon and Kissinger
  • Post World War II American foreign policy
  • U.S. history 1945-1974

Research and Teaching

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The Unraveling of America (2009; 1984)
Nixon’s Economy (1998)

Selected Publications

  • “Carter, Reagan, and the End of the Cold War.” Book manuscript in progress.
  • Nixon's Economy: Boom, Busts, Dollars, & Votes (University of Kansas , 1998).
  • The Unraveling of America: A History of Liberalism in the 1960s (Harper & Row, 1984).
  • Farm Policies and Politics in the Truman Years (Harvard Univ., 1967).

Curriculum Vitae

Current CV


James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy