T.J. Jackson Lears

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T.J. Jackson Lears (born 1947) is an American cultural and intellectual historian with interests in comparative religious history, literature and the visual arts, folklore and folk beliefs. He is the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University and Editor in Chief of the Raritan Quarterly Review. His books include No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920 (1981), Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America (1994), Something for Nothing: Luck in America (2003), and Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 (2009). He has written essays and reviews in The New York Times, The Nation, The London Review of Books, The New Republic and other magazines.

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