Nicolaus Mills

BA, Harvard University. PhD, Brown University. Special interest in American studies. Author of Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America’s Coming of Age as a Superpower; The Triumph of Meanness: America’s War Against Its Better Self; Their Last Battle: The Fight for the National World War II Memorial; Like a Holy Crusade: Mississippi 1964; The Crowd in American Literature; and American and English Fiction in the Nineteenth Century. Editor of Getting Out: Historical Perspectives on Leaving Iraq; Debating Affirmative Action; Arguing Immigration; Culture in an Age of Money; Busing USA; The New Journalism; and The New Killing Fields. Contributor to The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, The Nation, Yale Review, National Law Journal, and The Guardian; editorial board member, Dissent magazine. Recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, and the Rockefeller Foundation. SLC, 1972–

Undergraduate discipline: Literature

Courses taught in Literature

Courses from previous years

2013-2014
  • The Nonfiction Essay: Writing the Literature of Fact, Journalism, and Beyond
2012-2013
  • Declarations of Independence: American Literary Masterworks
  • The Nonfiction Essay: Writing the Literature of Fact, Journalism, and Beyond

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