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Thomas ("Tim") Borstelmann

Thomas ("Tim") Borstelmann

Elwood N. and Katherine Thompson Professor of Modern World History and Chair of Graduate Studies

Contact Information:


640 Oldfather Hall

Department of History
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Phone: (402) 472-3494
Fax: 402-472-8839
E-mail: email address


Joined the Department:

2003

Prof. Borstelmann came to the University of Nebraska from Cornell University, where he taught in the history department for 12 years. His primary research and teaching interests are in twentieth-century U.S. and world history, including U.S. foreign relations. His books have focused on the Cold War, southern Africa, race relations, and the 1970s, and he has also co-authored a textbook on the full sweep of U.S. history.


Expertise:

  • U.S. Twentieth Century
  • International Relations
  • World

Education:

B.A., Stanford University, 1980
M.A., Duke University, 1986
Ph.D., Duke University, 1990



Books:

Borstelmann, Thomas ("Tim"). The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality. Princeton University Press, 2011.
Borstelmann, Thomas ("Tim"). Created Equal, 3rd Brief Edition. Prentice-Hall Publishers, 2010.
Thomas ("Tim") Borstelmann, Jacqueline Jones, Peter Wood, Elaine Tyler May, and Vicki Ruiz,. Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States, 3rd edition. Pearson Longman Publishers, 2008.
Borstelmann, Thomas ("Tim"). The Cold War and the Color Line: American Race Relations in the Global Arena. Harvard University Press, 2001.
Borstelmann, Thomas ("Tim"). Apartheid's Reluctant Uncle: The United States and Southern Africa in the Early Cold War. Oxford University Press, 1993.

Articles:

Borstelmann, Thomas ("Tim"). "The American South and the Cold War" Lives and Consequences: The Local Impact of Cold War Diplomacy. (2008).
Borstelmann, Thomas ("Tim"). "The United States, the Cold War, and the Color Line" Origins of the Cold War: An International History. (2005): pp. 317-32.