Timothy N Thurber, PhD

Professor, twentieth-century United States
tnthurber@vcu.edu
(804) 828-4760

Timothy N. Thurber's research focuses on civil rights and party politics in post-World War II United States history. His most recent book, Republicans and Race: The GOP's Frayed Relationship with African Americans, 1945-1974 (University Press of Kansas, 2013) examines how the Republican Party approached political and policy issues related to race from 1945 through Richard Nixon's presidency. Thurber is also the author of The Politics of Equality: Hubert H. Humphrey and the African American Freedom Struggle, 1945-1978 (Columbia University Press, 1998) as well as several articles and book chapters. His research has been supported by the Everett Dirksen Congressional Leadership Center, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, the Harry S. Truman Foundation, and the Nelson Rockefeller Institute, among others. Thurber teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in twentieth century United States history as well as historical methods.