Daniel Cady

Associate Professor     Daniel Cady

Office: Social Sciences 116

Email: dcady@csufresno.edu

Office phone: 278-6817

PhD - Claremont Graduate University (2005)

Research/Teaching Interests:

Twentieth-Century U.S., American Music, Oral History

Selected Publications:

"Freethinkers and Hell Raisers: A Brief History of American Atheism, Agnosticism, and Secularism," Atheism and Secularity, Volume II, Edited by Phil Zuckerman. (Westport, CT: Praeger Press, 2009)

"A Battle Transplanted: Southern California's White Churches, Black Press, and the 1920s Ku Klux Klan," Journal of the West Vol. 48, No. 2 (Spring, 2009)

"Hell's Belles: Southern Moralists and the Making of White Southern California, 1915-1930" Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities Vol. 26, No. 1 (May, 2009)

“Woody Guthrie: Ramblin' in Black and White,” Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles, edited by Bill Deverell and Darryl Holter (Los Angeles: Angel City Press forthcoming), co-authored with Douglas Flamming

“In Tune with Innovation: West by Southwest Musical Panel at the 2009 Western History Association Conference,” California History, 87:3 (June, 2010), co-authored with Douglas Flamming

Courses Offered:

California History
Regional/Oral History
American Popular Music
California Studies
American History from 1877
Jewish American Popular Culture

Los Angeles
American West

Work in Progress:

Currently working of Burning Down a Dream; a book on African Americans’ battle for leisure in 1920s Los Angeles. Replete with dance halls, fire bombs, apocalyptic preachers, bathing suit contests, and renegade cops, this study bridges the worlds of black middle-class aspirations, white working-class culture, in a city in search of its identity.