Post-1945 US history, urban history, history of technology, public policy, human subjects regulations, riot control
Zachary M. Schrag studies cities, technology, and public policy in the United States in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.
He is the author of two books, The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro, and Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965-2009, both of them published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Schrag’s articles have been published in the Journal of Policy History, the Journal of Urban History, Research Ethics, Technology and Culture, and Washington History, and his essays have appeared in the American Historian, AHA Perspectives, TR News, the Washington Monthly, and the Washington Post.
He has received grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Gerald Ford Foundation, and the Library of Congress and has been awarded the Society for American City and Regional Planning History’s John Reps Prize and the Journal of Policy History's Ellis Hawley Prize.
The Philadelphia riots of 1844
The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).
Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965-2009 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).
HIST 331: Postwar United States, 1945-1973
HIST 332: United States since 1973
HIST 333: The Automobile in the United States
HIST 623: Recent U.S. History, 1945 to Present
HNRS 240: Reading the Past
AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1992
PhD, Columbia University, 2002
Mary Sullivan Linhart, Up to Date and Progressive: Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia, 1870-1980 (2014)