Office: Brewster A319
A specialist in modern American history, Professor Bennett is
the author of One World, Big Screen:
Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II (North Carolina, 2012) as well as
the editor of several volumes in the Foreign
Relations of the United States series, the official documentary record of
U.S. foreign policy published by the U.S. Department of State. He has appeared
on National Public Radio’s BackStory
and published in journals such as Diplomatic
History, the Journal of American
History, and the American Historical
Review. He is writing two books: one on the commemoration of the America’s
Bicentennial in 1976; another on the Hughes
Glomar Explorer, a CIA spy ship ostensibly owned by billionaire Howard
Hughes that, in 1974-75, attempted to raise a sunken Soviet submarine from the
bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012, http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/T-8833.html.
National Security Policy, 1973-1976. Vol. XXXV of Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), 1969-1976. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 2014, http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v35.
Organization and Management of Foreign Policy; Public Diplomacy, 1973-1976. Vol. XXXVIII, pt. 2, of FRUS, 1969-1976. Washington, DC: USGPO, 2014, http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v38p2.
National Security Policy, 1969-1972. Vol. XXXIV of FRUS, 1969-1976. Washington, DC: USGPO, 2011, http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v34.
“The Spirits of ’76: Diplomacy Commemorating
America’s Bicentennial in 1976.” Diplomatic History 40 (September
“Teaching the Cold War Using the Foreign
Relations of the United States Series.” In Understanding and Teaching the Cold War, ed. Matthew Masur. Madison: University of Wisconsin
Culture and World War II." In A Companion
to World War II, ed. Thomas W. Zeiler with Daniel M. DuBois, 754-772. Hoboken,
NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
"Culture, Power, and Mission to Moscow: Film and Soviet-American Relations during the Second World War." Journal of American History 88 (September 2001): 489-518.
HIST 1051: American History Since 1877
HIST 2444: History of Sports in Western Society
HIST 3200: Diplomatic History of the United States
HIST 3240: The Age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1919-1945
HIST 3245: The United States Since 1945
HIST 6050: The Great Depression, New Deal, and World War II
HIST 6055: The United States Since 1945
HIST 6181: Diplomatic History of the United States Since 1898