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retired history professor Interests: American history (political, social & economic); military history, historiography.

Education: Ph.D. (American Studies) 1966, Yale U.; dissertation directed by C. Vann Woodward. Employment: Professor of History, U. of Illinois, Chicago (1973-97), retired; active now as consultant to school districts Books:

  • Historians Guide to Statistics (1971; 1974)
  • The Winning of the Midwest: Social and Political Conflict, 1888-1896 (1971)
  • Illinois: A History (1978, 2001); for chapter 6 see online
  • The Evolution of American Electoral Systems' (coauthor, 1981)
  • Grass Roots Politics: Parties, Issues, and Voters, 1854-198 (1983).
  • World Population (1999)
  • World War Two on the Web (2002, coauthor)
  • Trans-Pacific Relations: America, Europe and Asia in the Twentieth Century (2003) co-editor and author
  • Civil War on the Web (2nd ed. 2003; coauthor)
  • Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront (coeditor vol 4, 2005)

Author of On-Line Resources

  • "Scholars Guide to WWW," (1995- updated monthly) published on

numerous History Department WWW pages. For latest version, go to[1]

  • "Web Sources for Military History" (1999-, updated monthly) latest version, [2]
  • "World Population: A Guide to WWW" (1998-, updated every few months) [3]
  • "Guide to Political Research On-Line" (1999-, updated bimonthly)


  • "Online Guide to American Political History" (2001-, updated monthly) [5]
  • "Railroad History: [6]
  • "Civil War & Reconstruction: [7]
  • "Vietnam War: [8]