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Eric Rauchway


  • Ph.D., History, Stanford University, 1996
  • M.A., History, Stanford University, 1993
  • B.A., Cum Laude in History and with Distinction in All Subjects, Cornell University, 1991
  • M.A., History, University of Oxford (by special resolution of congregation), 1998


Eric Rauchway has expertise on U.S. policy, social, and economic history from the Civil War through the Second World War. He has consulted for government and private agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice and a major Hollywood studio, and in addition to his books, has written about history for a variety of publications, including the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times.

Research Focus

Professor Rauchway's recent research focuses on the New Deal and the Second World War. He has written several books on how federal policy affects the US economy, and how the economy—international and domestic—influences U.S. policy. His research has been featured in the New York Times and on National Public Radio. His newest book, Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the First Clash Over the New Deal, was published in 2018.

Selected Publications

  • Rauchway, E. (2018) Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the First Clash Over the New Deal. Basic Books.
  • Rauchway, E. (2015) The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace. Basic Books.
  • Rauchway, E. (2008) The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. 
  • Rauchway, E. (2006) Blessed Among Nations: How the World Made America. Hill & Wang. 
  • Rauchway, E. (2003) Murdering McKinley: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt's America. Hill & Wang.
  • Rauchway, E. (2001) The Refuge of Affections: Family and American Reform Politics, 1900-1920. Columbia University Press.


17B: Introduction to US History since 1865; 119: World War I; 120: World War II; 174A: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era; 174B: The US 1917-1945; 175: American Intellectual History; 187: US Foreign Relations in the Twentieth Cenutry; 188: America in the Sixties; 201L or 202H: Graduate seminar in modern US history; 204: Historiography


  • Visiting Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Trinity Term, 2011
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians, 2010-2016
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Academic Senate, UC Davis, 2010
  • Chancellor's Fellow, UC Davis, 2003-2008
  • M.A. by special resolution of congregation, Oxford University, 1998