John M. Cooper

Emeritus Professor

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


My 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.’


Ph.D., Columbia
M.A., Columbia
A.B., 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