John M. CooperMy specializations are Late 19th & early 20th c. political, the South

My Research and Teaching Interests include Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century America; American Foreign Policy; Civil War and Reconstruction; Southern History; Twentieth Century American War; Race and Reform. Current Research : Presidential reputations in twentieth century America; the ‘League fight.’


  • PhD: Columbia
  • MA: Columbia
  • AB: Princeton 

Selected Publications:

  • Editor with Charles E. Neu, The Wilson Era: Essays in Honor of Arthur S. Link. (Arlington Heights, ILL., Harlan Davidson, Inc., 1991).
  • Pivotal Decades: The United States 1900-1920. (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1990).
  • The Warrior and the Priest: Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt. (Cambridge, Mass.,: Harvard University Press, 1983).

History Courses Taught:

  • History 200 - Historical Studies
  • History 395 - United States, 1877-1914
  • History 397 - United States, 1914-1945
  • History 600 - Advanced Seminar in History - Topics: "Three American Wars"
  • History 901 - Studies in American History

John M. Cooper

Professor Emeritus

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)