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Leo P Ribuffo

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Name  Leo Ribuffo
Role  Historian
Education  Yale University (1976)

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Books  The Old Christian Right, Right center left, The Limits of Moderation

Leo P. Ribuffo is an American historian and Society of the Cincinnati George Washington Distinguished Professor at George Washington University. He has received grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities, served as visiting professor at Fudan University in China, and held the Organization of American Historians-American Studies Association residency in Japan. He was academic adviser to "The World of F. Scott Fitzgerald" (NPR), "With God on Our Side" (PBS-TV), and the documentary film "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg." Ribuffo was also a specialist abroad for the United States Information Agency (USIA) in Nigeria and the Republic of Korea.


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Born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1945, Ribuffo graduated from Rutgers University in 1966 with a B A. in history and from Yale University in 1976 with a Ph.D. in American Studies. He taught at Yale University (1970–1972) and Bucknell University (1972–1973) before moving to George Washington University in 1973.


  • 1985 Merle Curti Award
  • Works

  • "Leo P. Ribuffo: President Obama", Religion and Ethics, Newsweekly, November 10, 2008
  • "What Underlies Obama's Analysis of "The People"", History News Network, 4-14-08
  • "The C-SPAN Poll: An Empirical Challenge to the Participants", History News Network, 2-17-09
  • Chapters

  • Elliott Abrams, ed. (2001). "Comments". The influence of faith: religious groups and U.S. foreign policy. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-7425-0763-0. 
  • Stephen J. Whitfield, ed. (2004). "1974-1988". A companion to 20th-century America. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-631-21100-6. 
  • Michal R. Belknap, ed. (1994). "United States v. McWilliams: The Roosevelt Administration and the Far Right". American political trials. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-275-94437-7. 
  • Bruce Kuklick, Darryl G. Hart, eds. (1997). "Afterword: Cultural Shouting Matching and the Academic Study of American Religious History". Religious advocacy and American history. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8028-4260-2. CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Bibliography

  • Old Christian Right: The Protestant Far Right from the Great Depression to the Cold War. 1983.  (reprint Temple University Press, 1988, ISBN 978-0-87722-598-0) online edition
  • Right Center Left: Essays in American History. Rutgers University Press. 1992. ISBN 978-0-8135-1776-6. 
  • References

    Leo P. Ribuffo Wikipedia