Divided Loyalties in the United States: Polarization and Partisanship in Contemporary America

AHA Session 25
Thursday, January 3, 2019: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Continental A (Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level)
Kevin M. Kruse, Princeton University
Nicole R. Hemmer, University of Virginia
Timothy Stewart-Winter, Rutgers University at Newark
Leah Wright Rigueur, Harvard University
Julian Zelizer, Princeton University and CNN

Session Abstract

Drawing on their own recent publications as well as a growing literature in contemporary American history, the roundtable participants will discuss the origins and impact of increasing levels of partisanship and polarization in American political life, the steady fragmentation of traditional media with special attention to the influence of new social media, the widening of the economic gap between rich and poor, and the fracturing of the American people along lines of race, gender, sexuality and class.
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