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Mark Hendrickson

Associate Professor



Mark Hendrickson specializes in late nineteenth and twentieth century United States history with an emphasis on labor, political economy, public policy, and capitalism.  His is the author ofAmerican Labor and Economic Citizenship: New Capitalism from WWI to the Great Depression (Cambridge University Press, 2013).  His current project explores how the work of American mining engineers and geologists working abroad between 1880 and 1930 helped shape the development of 20th-century American capitalism, science and foreign policy.  In the spring of 2016, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded UCSD a New Directions Fellowship to support Mark’s work on this project.  For more on the award and project click here

  • “In time of stress, a civilization pauses to take stock of itself:” Adolf A. Berle and the Modern Corporation from the New Era to 1933” Seattle University Law Review (January 2019),  361-383.
  • “Advance Agent of Expanding Empires: George F. Becker, the United States Geological Survey, and Mineral Exploration in South Africa and the Philippines” History and Technology (September 2019), 237-265.
  • “The sesame that opens the door of trade:” John Hays Hammond and foreign direct investment in mining, 1880-1920,”Journal of Gilded Age and Progressive Era 16 (July 2017), 325-346 
  • American Labor and Economic Citizenship: New Capitalism from World War I to the Great Depression(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) [publisher information pdf
  • “Steering the State: Government, Nongovernmental Organizations, and the Making ofLabor Knowledge in the 1920s,” in Doug Guthrie and Elisabeth Clemens, Politics and Partnerships: Associations  and Nonprofit Organizations in American Governance (Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 2010)
  • “Gender Research as Labor Activism:  The Women’s Bureau in the New Era,” The Journal of Policy History 20 (Fall 2008); 482-515
  • “Capitalism and Its Culture: Rethinking 20th Century American Social Thought” International Labor and Working Class History Journal 65 (Spring 2004); 157-160
  • “Wagner Act,”  “Department of Labor,” and “Works Progress Administration” entries in Alice O’Connor and Gwendolyn Mink, Poverty and Social Welfare in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics and Policy (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004)
  • DOC 2: Justice
  • HILD 2C: The United States in the 20th Century
  • HITO 87: Panic!
  • HITO 87: Major Issues in U.S. Economic History
  • HIUS 140/ECON 158: U. S. Economic History I
  • HIUS 141/ECON 159: U.S. Economic History II
  • HIUS 145: New Era, New Deal
  • HIUS 181: In the Public Interest