Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Robert T. Schultz, a specialist in the history of the United States, teaches courses on the Progressive and New Deal eras, the transformation of American life and culture that resulted from industrialization, the American West, and the American history survey courses. He also teaches a writing-intensive seminar for first-year students.
A University of Minnesota Ph.D., his new book is Soured on the System: Disaffected Men in 20th Century American Film (McFarland, 2012). Robert has also authored Conflict and Change: Minneapolis Truck Drivers Make a Dent in the New Deal (2000).
Soured on the System analyzes representations of disenchanted blue-collar and white-collar workers in American fiction and film from the 1840s through the twentieth century. This project expands his interests in cultural history represented in his essay "Celluloid History: Postwar Society in Postwar Popular Culture" (1990).
For an article in IWU Magazine on "Soured on the System," click here.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
updated January 2014