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Studying the American Right, Center, and Left–All at the Same Time!

Guest post by Leo P. Ribuffo. This is a version of a talk Leo gave as part of a session of the same title at the American Historical Association in January 2013.Contrary to the recently established canon, typified by the December 2011 Journal of American History Round Table, the study of conservatism broadly conceived did not begin in the early 1990s.  Rather, interest in this topic is almost as old as the professional study of American history.  Charles and Mary Beard, Frederick Jackson Turner, and Vernon Parrington did not have to end their subtitles with the now ubiquitous “and Read more