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Security Studies Prof Publishes New Book on Modern Conservatism

September 26, 2018

Dr. Kenneth J. Heineman of the Angelo State University security studies faculty recently published a new book on modern conservatism through Routledge, one of the world’s leading academic publishers in the humanities and social sciences.

Book Cover Graphic: "The Rise of Contemporary Conservatism in the United States"Heineman’s new book, “The Rise of Contemporary Conservatism in the United States,” is one of the latest entries in Routledge’s Seminar Study Series. It offers readers an accessible introduction to the history of modern American conservatism from its origins in opposition to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal up until the 2016 election of President Donald Trump. Conservative ideas and values are addressed directly, and a robust collection of primary documents offers students and instructors the opportunity to examine the views of both conservatives and their critics. A glossary of key figures and terms, a detailed chronology and suggestions for further readings are also included.

A professor of global security studies in ASU’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies, Heineman previously served on the history faculty, including five years as department chair. As a historian, he has written five other books and has another under contract with the Pennsylvania State University Press. His previous books include:

  • “Civil War Dynasty: The Ewing Family of Ohio” (2012)
  • “Put Your Bodies Upon the Wheels: Student Revolt in the 1960s” (2001)
  • “A Catholic New Deal: Religion and Reform in Depression Pittsburgh” (1999)
  • “God is a Conservative: Religion, Politics, and Morality in Contemporary America” (1998)
  • “Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era” (1993)

Heineman has also published dozens of journal articles, essays and encyclopedia entries, as well as nearly 50 book and journal reviews. He has made numerous presentations at professional conferences and served as a peer reviewer for 25 historical journals and presses. He also received ASU’s 2014 President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Research/Creative Endeavor. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Pittsburgh.

Heineman’s new book is available through Routledge, Amazon and other online booksellers.