Frank Stricker, Ph.D.
Title: Professor Emeritus, History
Office: SCC 120-A
Phone Extension: x3468
Email Username: fstricker
- Why America Lost the War on Poverty-and How to Win It (University of North Carolina Press, 2007). Information
- "Staying Poor in the Clinton Boom: Welfare Reform and the Nearby Labor Force," Journal of Poverty, 7, Nos. 1/2 (2003), 23-49. Also published in Kilty and Segal, eds., Rediscovering the Other America (2003).
- "Why American Poverty Rates Stopped Falling in the 70s, and Why a Better Story Was Not Told About It," Journal of Poverty, 4 (Fall, 2000), 1-21.
- Review of William J. Breen, Labor Market Policies and the Great War, in Labor History, 39 (November, 1998), 489-490
- "Don't Touch that CPI," Southwest Labor Studies Association Newsletter (Spring, 1997), 2-3.
- “Where Did We Go Wrong?” (Wrong Turns for Labor in the 40s) Southwest Labor Studies Association Newsletter (Winter, 1994-1995), 4.
- "Why History? Thinking About the Uses of the Past," The History Teacher, 25 (May, 1992), 293-312.
- "An American Middle Class Meets the Consumer Age: Peixotto's Rational Professor in the 1920s," Amerikastudien/American Studies, 34 (1990), 311-331.
- "Repressing the Working Class: Individualism and the Masses in Frank Capra's Films," Labor History, 31 (Fall, 1990), 454-467.
- "American Professors in the Progressive Era: Incomes, Aspirations, and Professionalism," Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 19 (Fall, 1988), 231-257.
- "Economic Success and Academic Professionalization: Questions from Two Decades of U.S. History (1908 1929)," Social Science History, 12 (Summer, 1988), 143-170.
- "Cost of Living," "Consumer Consciousness," and other entries, in John Buenker and Edward Kantowicz, eds., Historical Dictionary of the Progressive Era, 1890 1920 (Greenwood, 1988).
- "Poverty and Privilege: Incomes and Expectations of American Professors, 1890-1914," Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association, August 16, 1986, Honolulu.
- Review of Horowitz, The Morality of Spending, in Labor History, 27 (Winter, 1985-1986), 113-115.
- "Jobs and Inflation: The U.S. Working Class in World War I," Southwest Economy and Society, 6 (Spring, 1984), 28-46.
- "Affluence for Whom: Another Look at Prosperity and the Working Classes in the 1920s," Labor History, 24 (Winter, 1983), 5-23. Reprinted with a new afterthought in Daniel Leab, et al., eds., The Labor History Reader (University of Illinois Press, 1985); tables reprinted in Paul Boller and Ronald Story, eds., A More Perfect Union: Documents in U.S. History (Houghton Mifflin, 1988).
- "Causes of the Great Depression," Economic Forum, 14 (Winter, 1983-1984), 41-58.
- Review of Cloward and Piven, The New Class War, in L.A. Catalyst, 2 (Summer, 1983), 7.
- Review of Chomsky, Towards a New Cold War, in La Communidad-La Opinion, December 26, 1982, 10.
- “Supply-Side 1920s: Life on $17.97 a Week,” WAMH Newsletter, 17 (November, 1982), 6-7.
- Review of Greenwald, Women, War, and Work, in Journal of Social History, 16 (Fall, 1982), 147-148.
- "The Wages of Inflation: Workers' Earnings in the World War One Era," Mid America, 63 (April July, 1981), 93-105.
- The Great Depression and the Crisis of the 1970s—What’s New?” Sixth Annual Southwest Labor Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, May 1-3, 1980.
- "Cookbooks and Law Books: The Hidden History of Career Women in Twentieth Century America," Journal of Social History, 10 (Fall, 1976), 1 19; reprinted in Katz and Rapone, eds., Women's Experience in America (Transaction Books, 1979); and Cott and Pleck, eds., A Heritage of Her Own: Toward a New Social History of American Women (Simon and Schuster, 1979).
- “Hollywood Meets the Unions,” New Labor Review, 2 (Fall, 1978), 111-118.
- “Slap Shot: A Farce about Foul Words and Foul Deeds,” Jump Cut, 16 (1977), 6-7.
- With Judith Taylor, “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?”, Jump Cut, 10-11 (1976), 51-53.
- "Staying Poor in the Clinton Boom: Welfare Reform and the Nearby Labor Force," paper delivered August 18, 2002, Chicago, at conference on "Rediscovering The Other America : A National Forum on Poverty and Inequality."
- Paper presentation: "Staying Poor in the Clinton Boom: Welfare Reform and the Hidden Labor Force," Working Out West Conference, Portland , Oregon , May 3, 2001.
- Chair and Commentator for panel, “Strikes in Comparative Perspective,” Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the Southwest Labor Studies Association, CSU-Long Beach, May 6, 2000.
- Paper presentation: "Right-Wing Ideas and the Public Debate about Poverty," Twenty-fifth Meeting of the Southwest Labor Studies Association, San Francisco, April 30-May 1, 1999.
- "Fighting about the Poor: An American War of Ideas, 1978-1988," presented to Los Angeles Social History Research Seminar, April 15, 1999.
- Presentation: "American Poverty and Policy in the 1970s: Politics and the Labor Market," European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam, March 5-March 7, 1998.
- Presentation: "More Work and More Poverty: The U.S. in the 1970s," Twenty-third Annual Meeting of the Southwest Labor Studies Association, May 2, 1997, CSUDH.
- Presentation: "The Underside of the 1950s: Poverty in War and Peace," Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Southwest Labor Studies Association, April 29, 1994, University of California, Santa Cruz.
- Chair and Presenter, "Capra's Films and the Depression Working Class," Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Southwest Labor Studies Association, March, 1991, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.
- Chair and Commentator, “Coalition to Save General Motors-Van Nuys,” American History Association-Pacific Coast Branch, San Francisco, August 10-13, 1988.
- Los Angeles and the Great Depression: Cooperatives and Upton Sinclair’s EPIC Campaign,” (1976). Slide show, written and produced with the New American Movement.
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to research the social and economic history of the American professoriate, 1890-1929. Summer, 1985.