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Allen Matusow

Allen Matusow

Baker Institute Academic Affairs Director

Office Phone: (713) 348-5275

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Allen Matusow, Ph.D., is the academic affairs director at the Baker Institute. He joined the Rice faculty in 1963 and served as the dean of humanities from 1981 to 1995. He specializes in 20th-century U.S. history and has written or edited five books, including “The Unraveling of America: A History of Liberalism in the 1960s” and “Nixon’s Economy: Booms, Busts, Dollars and Votes.” Matusow, who continues to teach history, is writing a book on former President Jimmy Carter’s search for peace in the Middle East.

Spring 2013 Courses

  • HIST 386 – Carter, Reagan and the End of the Cold War
  • HIST 464 – Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy
  • POST 201 - Baker Institute Introduction to Public Policy



  1. By Allen J. Matusow - The Unraveling Of America by Allen J. Matusow (Dec 1, 2010)
  2. The Unraveling of America: A History of Liberalism in the 1960s by Allen J. Matusow (Dec 1, 2009)
  3. Nixon's Civil Rights: Politics, Principle, and Policy.(Book Review): An article from: Journal of Southern History... by Allen J. Matusow (Jul 31, 2005)
  4. Long Time Gone: Sixties America Then and Now.(Book Review): An article from: The Historian by Allen J. Matusow (Sep 3, 2005)
  5. Nixon's Economy : Booms, Busts, Dollars, and Votes by Allen J. Matusow (Apr 1998)
  6. The Unravelling of America a History of Liberalism in the 1960s by Allen J. Matusow (1986)
  7. The Unraveling of America. A History of Liberalism in the 1960s. A Volume in the by Allen J. Matusow (1984)
  8. Great Lives Observed: Joseph R. Mccarthy. by Allen J. (editor). Matusow (1973)
  9. Twentieth Century America: Recent Interpretations by Barton J. Bernstein and Allen J. Matusow (Aug 15, 1972)
  10. Twentieth-Century America: Recent Interpretations. by Barton J. Bernstein and Allen J. Matusow (Jun 1972)
  11. Twentieth-Century America Recent Interpretations by Barton J. Bernstein & Allen J. Matusow (1972)
  12. Joseph McCarthy (Great Lives Observed) by Allen J. Matusow (Jul 24, 1970)
  13. Farm Policies & Politics in the Truman Years by Allen J. Matusow (1970)
  14. Joseph R. McCarthy by Allen J. Matusow (1970)
  15. Truman Administration: Documentary History by Barton J. Bernstein and Allen J. Matusow (Nov 1969)
  16. Twentieth-Century America: Recent Intrepretations by Barton J. Bernstein and Allen J. Matusow (1969)
  17. Twentieth-Century America: Recent Interpretations by Barton J. and Matusow, Allen J. Bernstein (1969)
  18. The Truman Administration:A Documentary History by Barton J. & Matusow, Allen J. (Editors) Bernstein (1966)