David Farber (historian)

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David Farber
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Michigan,
University of Chicago
Academic work
InstitutionsBarnard College,
University of Hawaii,
University of New Mexico,
Temple University,
University of Kansas

David Farber is an American historian. He is the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of History[1] at the University of Kansas.[2][3]


He received a BA from the University of Michigan, and earned a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Chicago. He has also taught at Barnard College, the University of Hawaii, the University of New Mexico, and Temple University.[4] His research encompasses twentieth-century American history, especially the second half of the century.


  • Farber, David and Bailey, Beth (1992). The First Strange Place: The Alchemy of Sex and Race in WWII Hawaii Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Farber, David (1994-08-17). Chicago '68. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226237992.
  • Farber, David (1994-04-01). The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 9781429931267.
  • Farber, David (2002). Sloan Rules: Alfred P. Sloan and the Triumph of General Motors University of Chicago Press
  • Farber, David (2009-01-10). Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam. Princeton University Press. ISBN 1400826209.
  • Farber, David (2012-12-01). The Sixties: From Memory to History. UNC Press Books. ISBN 9781469608730.
  • Farber, David (2012-08-26). The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism: A Short History. Princeton University Press. ISBN 1400834295.
  • Farber, David (2013-05-03). Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist. Oxford University Pres. ISBN 9780199911622


  1. ^ "David Farber". The University of Kansas. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "David Farber". Scholar.google.com. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Shepherd, Sara (April 7, 2016). "Distinguished KU history professor presents inaugural lecture on conservatism in America". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "David Farber". History.ku.edu. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2017.

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