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Daniel Cady

Associate Professor

Cady Profile

Office: Social Science 116


Office Phone: 559-278-6817


Ph.D. - Claremont Graduate University (2005)

Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Courses
Course Days/Times
HIST 182 - Western Movement since 1848 TTH 3:30-4:45 pm
HIST 210T - White Nationalism M 6:00-8:50pm
SSCI 110 - California Studies TTH 11:00 am-12:15 pm
SSCI 110 - California Studies TTH 12:30-1:45 pm

Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Courses
Course Days/Times
HIST 187 - California History W 6:00-8:50 pm
HIST 188 - Regional and Local History TTH 12:30-1:45 pm
SSCI 110 - California Studies T 9:00-11:50 am
SSCI 110 - California Studies TH 9:00-11:50 am

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

Articles and Book Chapters:

"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


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


  • Los Angeles
  • American West

Currently working of Burning Down a Dream; a book on African Americans’ battle for leisure in 1920s Los Angeles. Replete with dance halls, firebombs, 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.