Kathryn S. Olmsted

Kathryn S. Olmsted is chair of the history department at the University of California, Davis. A historian of anticommunism, she is the author of several books, including Right Out of California: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism (The New Press), Challenging the Secret Government: The Post-Watergate Investigations of the CIA and FBI, Red Spy Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth Bentley, and Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11. She lives in Davis, California.

News and Reviews

The Sacramento Bee

Kathryn Olmsted writes about the phenomenon of modern conservatism and its roots in California big business.

Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly reviews Kathryn Olmsted's Right Out of California, calling it "an accessible work that aids in contextualizing the rise of future conservative leaders."

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Books by Kathryn S. Olmsted

Right Out of California
The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism

Kathryn S. Olmsted