Nebraska Authors

Howard Chudacoff

Born 1943 Omaha, NE (USA)

An Omaha native, Chudacoff taught at Brown University in Rhode Island. His scholarship focuses on American urban and social history. Early in his career, he became interested in various aspects of family and individual life cycles, and he wrote about changes in components and stages of the family, such as newlyweds and old age. Then his research shifted to the nexus between culture and society.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Providence, RI

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


History; Social History; Children


High School Diploma, Central High School, Omaha, NE
Bachelor's Degree in History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Master's Degree in History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ph.D. in History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Professor of History, Brown University
Chairman, History Department, Brown University
Consultant to Western History Museum

Places Worked

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Brown University, Providence, RI


George L. Littlefield Professor of American History and Professor of Urban Studies, Brown University


Department of History, Brown University


Mobile Americans: Residential and Social Mobility in Omaha, 1880-1920. 1972.
The Evolution of American Urban Society. 1975.
How Old Are You? Age Consciousness in American Culture. 1989.
The People and the Nation: A History of the United States. (contributor to multiple editions)
The Age of the Bachelor: Creating an American Subculture. 1999.
Children at Play: An American History. 2007.
Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports. 2014.

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