Daniel Horowitz is the Mary Huggins Gamble Professor Emeritus of American Studies at Smith College, where he has taught since 1989. A historian whose work focused on the history of consumer culture and social criticism in the U.S. during the twentieth century, he is the author of several books including Betty Friedan and the Making of The Feminine Mystique: The American Left, The Cold War, Modern Feminism (1998); The Anxieties of Affluence: Critiques of American Consumer Culture, 1939-1979 (2004), winner of the Eugene M. Kayden Prize; and Consuming Pleasures: Intellectuals and Popular Culture in the Postwar World (2012). He is the editor of Suburban Life in the 1950s: Selections from Vance Packard’s The Status Seekers (1995) and Jimmy Carter and the Energy Crisis of the 1970: The “Crisis of Confidence” Speech of July 15, 1979 (2004).
- What the Life of Betty Friedan Reveals about the History of American Feminism and American Women
- How American and European Writers in the 1950s and 1960s Came to See Consumer Culture as a Source of Pleasure Rather Than of Danger
- Rethinking the History of the United States in the Post–World War II World: Why the 1970s Was a Crucial Decade
- What It Means to Think of the United States as a Consumer Society