Robert D. Johnston

Robert D. Johnston is associate professor and director of the Teaching of History program at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is author of The Radical Middle Class: Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, Oregon (2003) and is editor of The Politics of Healing: Histories of Twentieth-Century North American Alternative Medicine (2004).

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