Marcus M. Witcher, 20th Century U.S. History
Department of History, University of Central Arkansas 

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Publications 

Books: 

Getting Right with Reagan: The Struggle for True Conservatism, 1980-2016. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, Fall 2019.


Anthologies: 

Laying the Foundations for Freedom: The Philadelphia Society and Conservatism, 1965-1980. An anthology, under contract with the American Institute for Economic Research, Forthcoming 2020.


Public Choice Analyses of American Economic History: Volume One. New York: Springer, Spring 2018.

An anthology, co-edited with Josh Hall. 


Public Choice Analyses of American Economic History: Volume Two. New York: Springer, Fall 2018.

An anthology, co-edited with Josh Hall. 


Public Choice Analyses of American Economic History: Volume Three. New York: Springer, Spring 2019. 

An anthology, co-edited with Josh Hall. 


Peer Reviewed Articles:

“The Failures of Revolution: Conservative Disillusion with Reagan on Social Issues,” White House Studies Journal, Vol. 14 Issue 2, (2017). 


“New Deal Witch-hunt: The Buchanan Committee Investigation of the Committee for Constitutional Government,” The Independent Review, Vol. 21 No. 1, (Summer 2016), 47-71 (Co-author David Beito).


“Political Entrepreneurship: Jefferson, Bayard, and the Election of 1800,” Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Vol. 4 Issue 3, (2015), 298-312 (Co-author Noel Campbell).


“From Prosperity to Poverty: The Story of American Economic Decline During the 1920s,” The Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 14 (October 2013), 79-87 (Co-author Joe Horton). 


Invited Publications:

"George Wallace and President Carter's Southern Strategy: The Importance of Wallace Voters in 1976 and 1980," Alabama Review, Forthcoming (July 2019)


Book Chapters:

"Everything Wrong with the Clinton Administration" in Everything Wrong with the Presidents. Washington DC: Cato Institute, Forthcoming 2020.


"Everything Wrong with the Reagan Administration" in Everything Wrong with the Presidents. Washington DC: Cato Institute, Forthcoming 2020.


"Structured Writing Assignments in an American Economic History Course," in Teaching Economics: Perspectives on Innovative Economics Education. New York: Springer, 2019.


“The Economics and Politics of Unit Banking: Evidence from the McFadden Banking Bill of 1927” in Public Choice Analyses of American Economic History, Vol. 2. New York: Springer, 2018, 139-166. 


Book Reviews: 

Review of Joe Street’s Dirty Harry’s America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash, in H-Net (July 2016).


Review of Matthew T. Corrigan’s Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida, in The Southern Historian XXXVII (Spring 2016), 126-128. 


Review of Roham Alvandi’s Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold

War, in H-Net (May 2015).


Review of Bryan Thrift’s Conservative Bias: How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party, in The Southern Historian XXXVI (Spring 2015), 99-101.


Review of Keith Thomson’s Jefferson’s Shadow: The Story of His Science, in The Southern Historian XXXV (Spring 2014), 102-103. 


Review of Glenn Feldman’s Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican, in The Southern Historian XXXIV (Spring 2013), 108-109.


 Other Publications: 
The University of Central Arkansas. North Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, Forthcoming 2019. (Co-authored with Vaughn Scribner and UCA's Phi Alpha Theta Mu Chapter)

“Two Visions, One Future: How Neoconservative Preemptive War Isolated Libertarians,” The Journal of Peace, Prosperity, and Freedom, 3 (Summer 2014), 57-67.


“Taking a Little off the Top: How Henry VIII and Edward VI Destroyed the Value of England’s Currency,” The Journal of Peace, Prosperity, and Freedom, 2 (Summer 2013), 69-81.