Miller Center

'Generation Gap’ to ‘Just Say No’: Suburban Politics and the War on Drugs from the 1960s - 1980s

Matthew D. Lassiter Matthew D. Lassiter

Speaker: Matthew D. Lassiter
Date: April 13, 2012
Time: 12:30 PM

MATTHEW D. LASSITER is associate professor of history and associate professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan. He is the author of “The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South,” winner of the 2007 Lillian Smith Award presented by the Southern Regional Council. His article for the Journal of Urban History, “The Suburban Origins of ‘Color-Blind’ Conservatism: Middle-Class Consciousness in the Charlotte Busing Crisis,” was republished in “The Best American History Essays 2006.” He is also co-editor of “The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism” and “The Moderates’ Dilemma: Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia.” His current book project is “The Suburban Crisis: The Pursuit and Defense of the American Dream.”

Please RSVP to by Wednesday, April 11.