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Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Lewis Erenberg

Lewis Erenberg
Title:  Emeritus
Phone: 773.508.2221
E-mail: lerenbe@luc.edu 


Personal Information

Research Interests:

U.S. Cultural and Social History
History of American Music, Culture, and Entertainment
History of Gender


The Greatest Fight of Our Generation : Louis vs. Schmeling
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Steppin' Out : New York Nightlife and the Transformation of American Culture
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Swingin' the Dream : Big Band Jazz and the Rebirth of American Culture
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The War in American Culture : Society and Consciousness during World War II
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The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling (Oxford University Press, 2005)

Swingin' The Dream: Big Band Jazz and The Rebirth of American Culture (University of Chicago, 1998)

Ed., The War in American Culture. (University of Chicago Press, 1996);

Steppin' Out: New York City Nightlife and the Transformation of American Culture, 1890-1930 (University of Chicago Press, 1984)

Guest Editor, Special Issue of Mid America, In Tribute to John Higham (Winter Summer, 2001)

"Things to Come: Swing Bands, Bepop and the Rise of a PostwarJazz Scene," in Lary May (ed.) Recasting America: Culture and Politics in the Age of the Cold War. (University of Chicago Press, 1989)


Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle, North Carolina, 2003-2004.

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Culture, University of Salzburg, Fall, 2000.

Fulbright Senior Lecturer, University of Munich, 1990-1991.


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