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Professor Emeritus (History), University of Alaska Anchorage. Teaching areas: America since 1945, 20th Century U.S., Politics, Presidency, Race Relations.  Author Nixon's Piano; other books.  Awards for "Racial Matters" (New York Times & Myers Center for Human Rights).  Various grants, fellowships.  Articles in Journal of American History (two), Washington Post, Journal of Southern History, The Nation, The Historian, USA Today, others. Advisor Eyes on the Prize. Speaking engagements Roxbury to Compton.  National media (Charlie Rose, Larry King, Today Show, etc.)

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Marquette University, 1981         

M.A., Central Michigan University, 1975

B.A., University of Detroit, 1973  

 

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

Current position: 

Instructor, Liberal Arts &Sciences (History Dept. and Social Sciences Department),  Milwaukee Area Technical College700 W. State StreetMilwaukee, WI 53233  414-297-7777, ext. 73436

Assistant, Associate, and Professor, 1983-2004; Emeritus, 2004-, University of Alaska Anchorage  

Adjunct, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1980

Adjunct and Assistant Professor, Marquette University, 1979-1983

COURSES OFFERED

Graduate Colloquia in U.S. History                                                                                  

America since 1945

America in War and Peace, 1917-1945                                             

Populists and Progressives, 1877-1917                                                                          

Western Civilization (to/since 1715)                                                                

U.S. Civil Rights Movement                                                               

20th Century U.S. Foreign Policy                                                                                               

Soviet Union

U.S. Surveys (to/since 1877)                                                              

Native American History and Culture

Senior Seminar (Presidency & Civil Right/Civil Liberties)                                               

Wisconsin Indians

Honors Seminar (team taught; Information Age)                    

American National Government and Politics

 

E-BOOKS

HOLY COW 2000: THE STRANGE ELECTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH (www.nowandthenreader.com, 2011)

 

BOOKS

NIXON'S PIANO: PRESIDENTS AND RACIAL POLITICS FROM WASHINGTON TO CLINTON (New York: Free Press, 1995)

BLACK AMERICANS: THE FBI FILES (New York: Carroll and Graff, 1994)

"RACIAL MATTERS:" THE FBI's SECRET FILE ON BLACK AMERICA, 1960-1972 (New York:  Free Press, 1989; paper ed., 1991)

HOOVER AND THE UN-AMERICANS: THE FBI, HUAC, AND THE RED MENACE (Philadelphia:  Temple University Press, 1983)

 

BOOKS IN PROGRESS

THE OTHER BLACK HOLE:  HOW ASPHALT CHANGED AMERICA (and the world)

 

PAST & PRESENT ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Organization of American Historians (membership committee/Alaska rep)

American Historical Association

U.S. Capitol Historical Society

Association for Documentary Editing                                                   

American Civil Liberties Union

Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honorary)                                                            

Alaska Civil Liberties Union

Phi Alpha Theta (History Honorary)                                               

EYES ON THE PRIZE II (Black Panther episode), Blackside/PBS Television (advisor)

Chair, Dept. of History, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1986-1988

Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society (editorial board)

WESTERN LEGAL HISTORY (editorial board)                                                          

THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN, American Socrates Documentary Project (advisor)

Anchorage Museum Association (Board of Trustees) 

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS

Pen Center USA West, 1996 (Literary Award in Nonfiction/Finalist)                               

University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor’s Award (Exemplary Group Achievement), 2004

The Writers Foundation, 1993 (America’s Best Finalist)                                      

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, 1989

Gerald R. Ford Foundation, 1984

Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, 1991 (Moody Grant)

National Endowment for the Humanities, 1983 (summer stipend) 

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, 1990

American Philosophical Society, 1983

Harry S. Truman Library Institute, 1990

NEW YORK TIMES List (Notable Books of the Year)

Herbert Hoover Library Association, 1990

Project '87, 1983 (Seminar Grant)

Fund for Investigative Journalism, 1983 (co-recipient) 

Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights, 1990 (Outstanding Book Award)

Johnson Library Foundation, 1981

Roosevelt Library Institute, 1980

Hoover Library Association, 1980

University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor’s Award (Excellence in Teaching), 1986

Ford Presidential Library, 1989                                                              

Truman Library Institute, 1980

University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor’s Award (Excellence in Research), 1989

National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 1979 (Institute for the Editing of Historical   

  Documents)                

            

PRESENTATIONS/COMMENT

“Federal Surveillance Policy from the Cold War to the War on Terror,” Southwestern Social Science Association, San Antonio, 2014

“The Bush Administration and Enhanced Interrogation,” Freedom Project/Spring Symposium, Marquette University, 2013

“Barack Obama’s Unlikely Path to the White House,” Polaris Lecture, Univ. of Alaska Anchorage, 2009.

“Civil Rights in America,” U.S. Department of Education/Anchorage School District (Teaching American History Grant), Anchorage, 2009

“Race and the Constitution,” U.S. Department of Education/Anchorage School District (Teaching American History Grant), Anchorage, 2004

“Threats to Democracy before and after September 11,” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Anchorage, 2002

“The War on Terrorism and Civil Liberties,” Bartlett Democratic Club, Anchorage, 2001

"McCarthyites, Special Counsels, and American Democracy in the 20th Century," Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Anchorage, 1999

"The Neshoba County Fair—and Other Stories of Race and the Race for the White House," Polaris Lecture, University of Alaska, Anchorage, 1996

"Richard M. Nixon's Southern Strategy: Twenty Years After," Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Anchorage, 1994

"Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Most Unlikely Great White Father," Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Anchorage, 1993

"The Civil Rights Movement and the End of the Cold War," Olympic College, Washington, 1992

"Martin Luther King's Dream: Then and Now," Emmanuel Apostolic Church, Bremerton, Washington, 1999

"Facts and Fictions:  FBI Counterintelligence & African-Americans," Compton College, Los Angeles, 1991  

"Human Rights: The Cold War and Beyond," Alaska World Affairs Council, 1990

"Racial Matters: The FBI and Black America," Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1990

"The FBI and the NAACP," Organization of American Historians, Washington, D.C., 1990

"The United States Government and African-American Liberation Movements," Roxbury Community College, Boston, 1990

"The FBI and Civil Wrongs," Bowdoin College, Maine, 1990

"The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.," Colby College, Maine, 1990

"J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and the Civil Rights Movement," Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1990

"The United States Civil Rights Commission," Alaska Civil Rights Commission, Anchorage, 1989

"The Freedom of Information Act," American Historical Association, San Francisco, 1989

"Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and the FBI," First Amendment Foundation, Chicago, 1989

"Racial Matters: Hoover's FBI and the Civil Rights Movement," Organization of American Historians, Philadelphia, 1987

"The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Civil Rights," College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1986

"Blacklisting and Historical Memory," Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, 1985

"Latin America in Our Century," Alaskans Concerned About Latin America, Anchorage,  1985

"Un-American Activities:  The FBI, Congress, and the Search for Subversives," Organization of American Historians, Los Angeles, 1984

"Repression in 20th Century America: New Sources, New Interpretations," Organization of American Historians, Louisville, 1991

"Federal Surveillance of Black Protest, 1917-1970," American Historical Association, Chicago, 1986

"Criminals First and Addicts Afterwards:  U.S. Narcotics Policy, 1930-1962," Organization of American Historians, Cincinnati, 1983

 

ARTICLES, ESSAYS, CHAPTERS

“The Dies Committee and the New Deal,” in BETWEEN THE RED SCARES: ANTI-COMMUNISM AND POLITICAL REPRESSION IN THE UNITED STATES, 1921-1946, ed. Robert J. Goldstein (London: Ashgate, 2014), 237-60

“Federal Bureau of Investigation,” in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNITED STATES POLITICAL HISTORY, vol. 5, 1922-1945 (CQ Press, 2010)

“Amerasia Case,”

“HUAC,”

“Alger Hiss Case,”

“Palmer Raids,”

“COINTELPRO,”

“FBI,”

“ITT Affair,”

“Investigating Committees,” and

“John Birch Society,” all in DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, 10 vols., ed. Stanley I. Kutler (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2002).

"Race and the American Presidency," in ENCARTA AFRICANA/THE PERSEUM AFRICANA               

 ENCYCLOPEDIA, ed. Kwame Anthony Appiah & Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Microsoft; cd-rom/1999); also in Appiah & Gates, eds., AFRICANA: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (New York: Basic Civitas Books, 1999), 1571-77

"ABSCAM,”

"Justice Department,"

"FBI," and

"Freedom of Information Act," all in DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN HISTORY/Supplement

"FBI," in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND HISTORY, ed. Jack Salzman, et al. (New York: Simon and Schuster Macmillan, 1996),  vol. 2: 942-45

"J. Edgar Hoover and Civil Rights," POLICY STUDIES JOURNAL 21(Autumn 1993): 609-14

"Bureaucracy and Civil Liberties:  The FBI Story," in BUREAUCRACY AGAINST DEMOCRACY AND SOCIALISM, ed. Ronald Glassman, William Swatos, Jr., and Paul Rosen (Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood, 1987), 109-19

"Liberal Values, the Cold War, and American Intellectuals:  The Trauma of the Hiss Case," and

"The FBI, Congress, and McCarthyism," both in BEYOND THE HISS CASE: THE FBI, CONGRESS, AND THE COLD WAR, ed. Athan Theoharis (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982), 309-40 and 372-406

"Martin Dies,"

"Karl E. Mundt," and

"Clyde Tolson," all in AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY, ed. Jack A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), vol. 6: 588-89; 16: 92-93; 21: 730-31

"Eldridge Cleaver," in LEADERS FROM THE 1960s: A BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCEBOOK OF AMERICAN ACTIVISM, ed. David DeLeon (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1994), 66-72

"HUAC Begins Investigating Suspected Communists," in GREAT EVENTS FROM HISTORY II: HUMAN RIGHTS (Pasadena, Cal.: Salem Press, 1992), 550-54

"O. Edmund Clubb,"

"John Paton Davies,"

"Philip C. Jessup,"

"William F. Knowland," and

"Robert A. Lovett," all in A HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF THE KOREAN WAR, ed. James I. Matray (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1991), 114-15, 134-35, 200-01, 229-30, 256-57

"Hollywood Ten,"

"William Remington,"

"House Committee on Un-American Activities,"

"The McCarthy Committee,"

"Cecil Price and Sam Bowers," and

"The Orangeburg Massacre," all in DICTIONARY OF POLITICAL TRIALS, ed. Ron Christianson (New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, 1991), 204-08, 267-69, 343-46, 376-79, 388-89

"The Alger Hiss Case," in THE HARRY S. TRUMAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, ed. Richard S. Kirkendall (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1990), pp. 154-56

"Big Sticks and Covert Acts: American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century," CENTRAL AMERICA UPDATE, June 1989, pp. 1-4

"Civil Rights and the FBI," HUMAN RIGHTS, Spring 1989, pp. 32-35, 51-53

"A Case of Misguided Good Intentions: American Indian Policy," USA TODAY, Jan. 1989, pp. 91-93

"The FBI and the Politics of the Riots, 1964-68," JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY 75(June 1988): 91-114

"The FBI and the Civil Rights Movement during the Kennedy Years—From the Freedom Rides to Albany," JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN HISTORY 54(May 1988): 201-32

"Adlai E. Stevenson, McCarthyism, and the FBI," ILLINOIS HISTORICAL JOURNAL 81(Spring 1988): 45-60

"The Roosevelt Administration and Black America:  Federal Surveillance Police and Civil Rights during the New Deal and World War II Eras," PHYLON 48(March 1987): 11-25

"Federal Bureau of Investigation" and

"Hoover, J. Edgar," in THE FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ENCYCLOPEDIA, ed. Otis L. Graham, Jr. (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985), pp. 129-31 and 182-83

"The FBI and American Visitors to Nicaragua," CENTRAL AMERICA UPDATE, Oct. 1985, p. 3

"The FBI and the Origins of McCarthyism," THE HISTORIAN 45(May 1983): 372-93

"Herbert HooverandtheFBI," ANNALS OF IOWA 47(Summer 1983):  46-63

"The Roosevelt Administration and Legislative-Executive Conflict: The FBI vs. the Dies Committee," CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY 10(Spring 1983):  79-89

"A New Deal for the FBI:  The Roosevelt Administration, Crime Control, and National Security," JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY 69(December 1982): 638-58

"Progressive Era and New Era American Indian Policy:  The Gospel of Self-Support," JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES 5(Fall 1981): 35-56

"Friendly Journalists' Access to FBI Files," USA TODAY, September 1980, pp. 29-31

"Artful Dissemination:  The F.B.I.--HUAC's Big Brother," THE NATION, Jan. 19, 1980, pp. 42-45

"Watergate Fallout: The Quiet Death of the Un-Americans," USA TODAY, January 1980, pp.  58-59

"The Stamler Challenge: Congressional Investigative Power and the First Amendment," CONGRESSIONAL STUDIES 7(Spring 1979): 57-72

"The Times of London and the Bolshevik Revolution," JOURNALISM QUARTERLY 56(Spring 1979): 69- 76

"M. Quad and Brother Gardner:  Negro Dialect and Humor in Nineteenth Century Detroit," DETROIT IN PERSPECTIVE 3(Winter 1979): 114-30

"Project Equality and Liberal Catholic Reform:  Affirmative Action and the NationalCatholic Conference for Interracial Justice," SOCIAL THOUGHT 4(Summer 1978): 65-76

“J. Edgar Hoover” and

“National Negro Congress,” in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

"Presidency,"

"Presidential Politics and Civil Rights," and

"Federal Bureau of Investigation," all in CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES

 

 MICROFILM

THE FBI DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION POLICY FILE (ed.; Frederick, My.:  University Publications of America, 1989)

FBI FILES ON THE HOUSE UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (ed.; Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1986)

FBI FILING & RECORDS (assistant ed.; Wilmington, Del:  Scholarly Resources, 1983)

FBI MANUALS OF INSTRUCTION, INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES, AND GUIDELINES, 1927-1978 (assistant ed.; Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1983)

THE FBI RESPONSIBILITIES PROGRAM FILE (ed.; Frederick, My.:  University Publications of America, 1989)

 

BOOK REVIEWS

AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW

  95(February 1990):  299-300, Wooley, Alternatives to Anarchy

  89(June 1984): 873-74; Radosh and Milton, The Rosenberg File

  99(Oct. 1994): 1414, Carmichael, Framing History: The Rosenberg Story and the Cold War

  100(Oct.1995): 1321-22, May, Un-American Activities: The Trials of William Remington

  104 (Dec. 1999): 1712-13, Schrecker, Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America

  111 (June 2006): 870-71, May, The Informant

  113 (June 2008): 865-66, Jeffreys-Jones, The FBI

BUSINESS HISTORY REVIEW

  76(Autumn 2002): Bean, Big Government and Affirmative Action

GEORGIA HISTORICAL QUARTERLY

  75(Winter 1991): 829-30, Nieman, Promises to Keep: African Americans and the                    

   Constitutional Order

  79 (Fall 1995): 751-52, Fairclough,  Martin Luther King, Jr.

  81(Fall 1997): 817-19, Fleming, The Potomac Chronicles: Public Policy and Civil Rights from

   Kennedy to Reagan

THE HISTORIAN

  48(May 1986): 472-73, Steinberg, The Great Red Menace

  47(May 1985): 453-54, Powers, G-Men

H-NET

  June 2000, Kornweibel, "Seeing Red": Federal Campaigns Against Black Militancy, 1919- 1925"

  http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=26427959366528 

  Dec. 2004, Cunningham, There’s Something Happening Here

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

  59(Spring 2004): 473-75, Perras, Stepping Stones To Nowhere

JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY

  93(March 2007): 1319-20, Bryant, The Bystander

  91 (March 2005): 1518-19, McMahon, Reconsidering Roosevelt on Race

  88 (September 2002): 674-75, Schmidt, Red Scare

  79 (September 1992): 632-33, Jensen, Army Surveillance in America and Talbert, Negative Intelligence: The Army and the American Left

  78(December 1991): 1145-46, Melanson, Spy Saga: Lee Harvey Oswald and U.S. Intelligence and Smist, Congress Oversees the United States Intelligence Community, 1947-1989

  87(March 2001): 1579-80, Weiner, Gimme Some Truth: TheJohn Lennon FBI Files

JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY,

  33(Spring 2003): 669-70, Ward, Ferrytale

  37(Summer 2006),  Zelizer, On Capitol Hill

  44(Winter 2014), Yellin, Racism in the Nation’s Service

JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN HISTORY

  58(August 1992): 574-75, Cotman, Birmingham, JFK, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

  54(May 1988): 355-56, Powers, Secrecy and Power

  67(Feb. 2001): 218, Riley, The Presidency and the Politicsof Racial Inequality: Nation-Building From 1831-1965

  68 (Nov. 2002): 1009-10, Mendelberg, The Race Card

  69 (Aug. 2003): 742-43, Borstelmann, The Cold War & the Color Line

MISSISSIPPI QUARTERLY

  48(Spring 1995): 395-97, Davidson and Grofman, eds., The Quiet Revolution in the South: The Impact of the Voting Rights Act, 1965-1990

NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL REVIEW

  78(Oct. 2001): 516-17, Frederickson, The Dixiecrat Revolt

  82(Jan. 2005), Lewis, The White South and the Red Menace

  90(July 2003), Sanders, Mighty Peculiar Elections

POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY

  97(Fall 1982): 521-22, Garrow, The FBI and Martin Luther King

REVIEWS IN AMERICAN HISTORY

  24(1996): 495-99, Hill, ed., The FBI's RACON: Racial Conditions in the United States during World War II

WASHINGTON POST

  December 27, 1992, p. 11, Evanzz, The Judas Factor and Friedly,  Malcolm X

WESTERN LEGAL HISTORY

  15 (Summer/Fall 2002): 217-18, Pauley, The Modern Presidency and Civil Rights

  16 (Winter/Spring 2003): 89-90, Van Nuys, Americanizing the West

WISCONSIN MAGAZINE OF HISTORY

  76(Spring 1993): 214-15, Theoharis, From the SecretFiles of J. Edgar Hoover

 

REPRINTS, etc.

"Artful Dissemination:  The F.B.I.--HUAC's Big Brother," in SURVEILLANCE NATION: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON PRIVACY AND ITS THREATS, ed. Richard Kreitner (New York: Nation Books, 2014), 199-212

NIXON'S PIANO: PRESIDENTS AND RACIAL POLITICS FROM WASHINGTON TO CLINTON (New York: Free Press, 1995; Talking Books [recorded]/Library of Congress, 1998)

"The FBI and the Civil Rights Movement during the Kennedy Years--From the Freedom Rides to Albany," in RACE, LAW, AND AMERICAN HISTORY, 1700-1990, ed. Paul Finkelman, vol. 9: TheEra of Integration and Civil Rights, 1930-1990(New York: Garland, 1998)

“The FBI and the Civil Rights Movement during the Kennedy Years,” in The Age of American Power, ed. Doug Rossinow and Rebecca Lowen (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004)

"The Jim Crow Policies of Woodrow Wilson,” JOURNAL OF BLACKS IN HIGHER EDUCATION 17(Autumn 1997):  117-21

"The FBI and the Sixties' Riots," in SOCIETY:  AN ALASKAN PERSPECTIVE, ed. Sharon Araji (Davenport, Iowa: Kendall-Hunt, 1994)

"The Pursuit of Martin Luther King," in AMERICAN STORIES:  CASE STUDIES IN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS, ed. James R. Bowers (New York: Brooks/Cole, 1993)

"The Roosevelt Administration and Legislative-Executive Conflict: The FBI vs. The Dies Committee," in THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1789-1987, ed. Joel Silby (New York: Carlson Publishing, 1991)

"The FBI and the Politics of the Riots, 1964-1968," in AMERICAN VISTAS, ed. Leonard Dinnerstein and Kenneth T. Jackson(New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), pp.  352-77

"J. Edgar Hoover's Racism Lingers," ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS, July 2, 1989, pp. G1, 7-8; and

"A Sorry Saga of FBI Racism," SACRAMENTO BEE, July 23, 1989, pp. F1, 6 (and elsewhere/McClatchy Newspapers; from article in American Bar Association's Human Rights)

"A New Deal for the FBI," in DEPRESSION AND THE NEW DEAL (Garland, 1989)

 

IN PRESS – articles, essays, chapters

reviews

AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW,  Ellis, Freedom’s Pragmatist

NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL REVIEW,  Taylor, Life and Lies of Paul Crouch

NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL REVIEW, de Jong, You Can't Eat Freedom

JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY,  Maxwell, F.B. Eyes

OTHER WORK IN PROGRESS

WHITE HOUSE, BLACK PEOPLE (documentary film)

PANTHER MAN and RAINN OUT (screenplays)