Kevin M. Kruse

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Kevin M. Kruse is a professor of history at Princeton University.[1][2][3][4] He served as the David L. Rike University Preceptor of History from 2003 to 2006.[5] His research interests include the political, social, and urban/suburban history of 20th-century America, with a particular focus on the making of modern conservatism.


Kruse earned his B.A. at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University.


  • White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism (Princeton University Press, 2005)
  • The New Suburban History (University of Chicago Press, 2006), co-edited with Thomas Sugrue
  • Spaces of the Modern City (Princeton University Press, 2008), co-edited with Gyan Prakash
  • Fog of War: The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press, 2012) co-edited with Stephen Tuck.
  • One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America (Basic Books, 2015)


  • Francis B. Simkins Award for best first book by an author in the field of southern history (2007), awarded by the Southern Historical Association for White Flight.[6]
  • Best Book Award in Urban Politics (co-winner, 2007), awarded by the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association for White Flight.[7]
  • Malcolm and Muriel Barrow Bell Award (2007), Awarded by the Georgia Historical Society for the best book on Georgia History for White Flight.[7]


  1. ^ Princeton University. "Faculty Profile;Princeton University History Department".
  2. ^ Michael Kazin, Book Review of One Nation Under God, New York Times, May 15, 2015
  3. ^ "Interview: Kevin Kruse, Author Of 'One Nation Under God' : NPR". 30 March 2015.
  4. ^ D.G. Hart (9 June 2015). "The World Ike Wrought". WSJ.
  5. ^ Princeton University Department of History
  6. ^ "Southern Historical Association - Awards". Archived from the original on 2015-09-11.
  7. ^ a b "Kruse, K.M.: White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism. (eBook and Paperback)".

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