University of Wisconsin–Madison

John Sharpless

Professor of History

jbsharpl@wisc.edu

608.263.1816

Office: 4110 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4017 Mosse Humanities
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 or by appointment

John Sharpless


Biography

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.

Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.A., University of Michigan
B.A., University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

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

History 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 306 – The History of the United States, 1945-2010 – Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
  • History 398 – The US Since 1945
  • History 525 – World & The West from 1492
  • History 626 – American Social History 1860-present
  • History 600 – Politics in Film – Syllabus 2017 (pdf)
  • History 600 – Inscribing the New World
  • History 600 – Topics in Wisconsin History
  • History 600 – Political Scandals in Historical Perspective
  • History 600 – Exploration and First Contact
  • History 680-690 – Honors Thesis Colloquium
  • History 795 – Quantitative Methods for Historical Research
  • History 901 – Studies in American History
  • History 952 – Seminar in Comparative History