Nebraska Authors

Donald B. Meyer

Born 1923-10-29 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 2018-05-27
Middletown, CT (USA)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Middletown, CT
Cambridge, MA
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


American Intellectual and Social History


Attended Deep Springs College, 1940-41, Deep Springs, CA
Bachelor of Arts, 1947, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Master of Arts, 1948, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D, 1953, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


United States Army in World War II :1943-1946
Instructor of History
Assistant Professor of History
Associate Professor of History
Professor of History
Professor of American Intellectual and Social History
Dir. of American Studies

Places Worked

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT


Social Science Research Council faculty research grants, 1958, 1962
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1966


American Historical Association
American Studies Association
Organization of American Historians


The Protestant Search for Political Realism. 1960.
The Positive Thinkers. 1965.
The Positive Thinkers: Religion as Pop Psychology, From Mary Baker Eddy to Oral Roberts. 1980.
Sex and Power: The Rise of Women in America, Russia, Sweden and Italy. 1987.
The Positive Thinkers: Popular Religious Psychology, From Mary Baker Eddy to Norman Vincent Peale and Ronald Reagan. 1988.

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