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Dr. Andrew Hartman

Professor
History
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 302C
Office Hours
T-Th 2:00-3:00, or by appointment (Zoom appointments work)
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Biography

Andrew Hartman is Professor of History at Illinois State University, where he teaches courses in U.S. intellectual, cultural, and political history, as well as courses in the philosophy of history, historiography, and pedagogy. Professor Hartman received his Ph.D. in History from the George Washington University in 2006. Hartman is from Denver and is married to Erica Hartman. They have two sons, Asa and Eli.

Current Courses

390.001History-Social Science Teaching Methodology II

390.002History-Social Science Teaching Methodology II

390.003History-Social Science Teaching Methodology II

499.002Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

496.001Philosophy Of History And Historiography

136.001History Of The United States Since 1865

Teaching Interests & Areas

Professor Hartman teaches all range of 20th-century US History courses. He is also interested in historiography and the philosophy of history, and regularly teaches that at the graduate level. Hartman is also one of the history department's history-social science education specialists, stemming from his experience as a high school social studies teacher in the Denver area.

Research Interests & Areas

Andrew Hartman's first book, Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008. Hartman’s second book, A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015 and has been widely reviewed in popular and academic journals ranging from The Wall Street Journal and New Republic to the American Historical Review and Reviews in American History. A second edition of A War for the Soul of America, with a new conclusion, was published in 2019. Hartman is currently at work on his third book, Karl Marx in America, which is contracted to be published by the University of Chicago Press. Be on the lookout for that book in 2022 or 2023.

Hartman won Illinois State University's Outstanding University Researcher Award in 2020. He is also the winner of two Fulbright Awards. Hartman was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark for the 2013-14 academic year, and he is the Fulbright British Library Eccles Center Research Scholar for the 2018-19 academic year. He is an editorial advisor for the University of Chicago Press, and is an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer for the 2015-2021 period. He was the founding President of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH), and he wrote for the Society’s award-winning blog from 2007 until his retirement from the blog in 2018.

Hartman has been published in a host of academic and popular venues, including the Washington Post, Baffler, Chronicle of Higher Education, American Historian, Journal of American Studies, Reviews in American History, Journal of Policy History, Salon, Jacobin, Bookforum, and In These Times.

Hartman co-hosts a podcast dedicated to politics, ideas, and history, titled "Trotsky and the Wild Orchids."

Ph D History

The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

MA

The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

BA

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Outstanding University Researcher Award

Illinois State University
2020

Fulbright British Library Eccles Center Research Scholar

US-UK Fulbright Commission/British Library
2018

OAH Distinguished Lecturer

Organization of American Historians (OAH)
2015

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark

Danish-American Fulbright Commission
2013

Outstanding Researcher Award

College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University
2013

Book, Authored

A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars, Second Edition with a New Afterword (University of Chicago Press, 2019)
A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) (Paperback issued: 2011).

Book, Chapter

Hartman, A. "Rethinking Karl Marx: American Liberalism from the New Deal to the Cold War". Christopher Phelps and Robin Vandome (EDs), Marxism in America: New Appraisals. Manchester University Press (2021)

Book, Edited

American Labyrinth: Intellectual History for Complicated Times (Cornell University Press, 2018).

Journal Article

“Culture Wars and the Humanities in the Age of Neoliberalism,” Raritan (Spring 2017), 128-140.
“The Internationalization of the US History Curriculum—and Its Discontents,” The American Historian no. 3 (February 2015), 39-42.
“‘A Trojan Horse for Social Engineering’: The Curriculum Wars in Recent American History,” Journal of Policy History vol. 25, no. 1 (2013), 114-136.

Magazine/Trade Publication

"Marx’s America,” Jacobin (May 5, 2018).
"Reviving Humanities Education: A Counterintuitive Suggestion,” Public Seminar (May 23, 2018).
"The Culture Wars Are Dead, Long Live the Culture Wars!” The Baffler (May/June 2018), 48-55.
“Marx at 200: Just Getting Started,” Dissent (May 4, 2018).
“People Always Think Students Are Hostile to Free Speech. They Never Really Are,” Washington Post (March 15, 2018), C1.