Hal S. Barron

Professor of History Emeritus


  • PhD, History, University of Pennsylvania, 1980
  • M.A., History, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
  • A.B., History, Oberlin College, 1973

Major Fields

  • U.S. Social and Cultural History
  • Rural History

Current Research Projects

  • Images of rural life in the twentieth century
  • Ethnic cuisines and American conceptions of food and culture
  • The history of crossword puzzles

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

  • Technology and U.S. Society (Freshman Seminar)
  • Immigration and Ethnicity in America (undergraduate and graduate)
  • The Jewish Experience in America
  • Twentieth Century U.S. History (undergraduate and graduate)
  • California History (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Introduction to American Cultures