Harvey Green

Professor Emeritus of History
Mailing address

Harvey Green investigates the cultural history of the United States. He teaches courses on that general subject as well as courses in the history of sport, the material culture of the U.S., public history, and the history of western North America. He is currently working on a book on the development of popular historical consciousness in the U.S. between 1820 and 1920, emphasizing the intersection of popular historical fiction and domestic material culture. He has also published articles and essays on the history of photography, the history of health and fitness, the craft revival movements in the U.S. in the 1930s, and everyday life in the U.S. between 1915 and 1945.

Selected Publications

Wood: Craft, Culture, History (New York: Viking, 2006)

(In Preparation) Book manuscript on the intersections of popular literary and material culture in the United States, 1820-1920.

“Cultural History’s Material(s) Turn” published in Cultural History Volume I, no. 1 (2012) (pp.61-82)

The Uncertainty of Everyday Life, 1915-1945 (New York: Harper and Row, 1992)

Fit for America: Health, Fitness, Sport, and American Society 1830-1940 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988)

“Light of the Home:” An Intimate View of Women in Victorian America (New York: Pantheon, 1983)

“The Role of Research in Public Historical Agencies,” The Public Historian, 5 (1983), 71-77

“Exploring Material Culture,” American Quarterly, 32 (1980), 222-8

Selected Honors & Awards

Bicentennial Professor of American Studies (Fulbright Distinguished Lecturing Award), University of Helsinki, Finland (1999-2000)

Winterthur Museum and Library Research Fellowship (1998)

Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society (1997)

Fulbright Lecturing Award, University of Turku, Finland (1995)

Kellogg Foundation Fellow, Smithsonian Institution (1986)

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow (1975-1976)

Rutgers University Fellow (1973-1974)

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Director of the Public History Program at Northeastern

Committee of the International Society for Cultural History

Organization of American Historians

The American Historical Association

Western History Association