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John Sharpless Sharpless
Professor

Email: jbsharpl@wisc.edu
Phone: (608)263-1816
Office: 4110 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4017 Mosse Humanities

Curriculum Vitae: View PDF

Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 or by appointment

Education: PhD: University of Michigan; MA: University of Michigan; BA: University of Minnesota

Bio Sketch:

My specializations are Social, statistical methods, comparative demography, and exploration.

My Research and Teaching Interests: Modern American history; demography and public policy. Current Research: Population problems and American foreign policy.

Selected Publications:

  • City Growth in the United States, England and Wales, 1820-1860 (Arno Press, New York: 1977)

Courses Taught:

Lecture Courses:

  • History 101 - American History to Civil War Era
  • History 102 - American History Civil War-present
  • History 135 - Comparative World History
  • History 290 - Introduction to the Study of American History—Lab Approach
  • History 398 - The US Since 1945
  • History 525 - World & The West from 1492
  • History 626 - American Social History 1860-present

Undergraduate Seminars:

  • History 600 - Advanced Seminar in History - Topics: "Inscribing the New World"; "Topics in Wisconsin History"; "Political Scandals in Historical Perspective"; "Exploration and First Contact"
  • History 680-690 - Honors Thesis Colloquium

Graduate Courses:

  • History 795 - Quantitative Methods for Historical Research
  • History 901 - Studies in American History
  • History 952 - Seminar in Comparative History
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