Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


Current Faculty

Mark A. Allee


Law and Local Society in Late Imperial China: Northern Taiwan in the Nineteenth Century (Stanford University Press, 1994) ‌

Robert O. Bucholz

London: A Social and Cultural History, 1550-1750
with J. P. Ward (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Sources and Debates in Early Modern England 1485-1714, with N. E. Key (Wiley-Blackwell, Ltd, 2004; 2nd ed. 2009).

Early Modern England 1485-1714:  a Narrative History, with N. E. Key (Wiley Blackwell, Ltd., 2004; 2nd ed. 2009).

Queens and Power in early Modern England, ed. C. Levin and R. Bucholz (University of Nebraska Press, 2009).

Officials of the Royal Household 1660-1837, ed. with Sir John Sainty, 2   vols. (Institute of Historical Research, London, 1997- 98) lxxxviii, 200 pages and 167 pages, respectively.

The Augustan Court:  Queen Anne and the Decline of Court Culture (Stanford University Press, 1993).

Anthony Cardoza

A History of Modern Italy: Transformation and Continuity, 1796 to the Present (Oxford UP, 2018).

La Storia di Torino/The History of Turin (Turin: Einaudi, 2006) co-authored with Geoffrey Symcox, 350pp

Benito Mussolini: The First Fascist (Longmans, New York, 2005) 315pp.

Patrizi in un mondo plebeio: La nobilta piemontese in Italia liberale (Donzelli Editori, Rome, 1999).

Aristocrats in Bourgeois Italy: The Piedmontese Nobility, 1861-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Agrarian Elites and Italian Fascism: The Province of Bologna, 1901-1926 (Princeton University Press, 1983)

David B. Dennis

Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Beethoven in German Politics, 1870-1989 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996).

John Donoghue

Building the Atlantic Empires: Unfree Labor and Imperial States in the Political Economy of Capitalism, ca. 1500-1914
(Brill, 2015).

Fire under the Ashes: An Atlantic History of the English Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Leslie Dossey

Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010).

Aidan Forth

Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017).

Elizabeth Fraterrigo

Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

Beyond Kitty Hawk: Inventing Flight at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field (Fort Washington, PA: Eastern National, 2002).

Zouhair Ghazzal

The Crime of Writing: Narratives and Shared Meanings in Criminal Cases in Baathist Syria (Beirut: Institut Français du Proche‐Orient, 2015)


The Grammars of Adjudication: The economics of judicial decision making in findesiècle Ottoman Beirut and Damascus (Beirut: Institut Français du Proche‐Orient, 2007).

La Syrie au présent: reflets d’une société, directed with Baudouin Dupret (Paris: Actes Sud, 2007).

L’économie politique de Damas durant le XIXe siècle: Structures traditionnelles et capitalisme (Damascus: Institut Français d’Études Arabes de Damas, 1993).

Timothy J. Gilfoyle

The Urban Underworld in Late Nineteenth-Century New York: The Autobiography of George Appo (Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2013).


(with Patricia Cline Cohen and Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz), The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008).


A Pickpocket’s Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York (New York: W.W. Norton, 2006).

Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark (Chicago: University of Chicago Press and Chicago Historical Society, 2006).

City of Ero
s: New York City, Prostitution and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790‑1920 (New York: W.W. Norton, 1992).

Elliott Gorn

Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till (Oxford University Press, 2018).


Dillinger’s Wild Ride:  The Year that Made America’s Public Enemy Number One (New York, Oxford University Press, 2009).


Mother Jones:  The Most Dangerous Woman in America (New York, Hill and Wang, 2001; Korean edition, 2003).

A Brief History of American Sports, co-authored with Warren Goldstein, (New York, Hill and Wang, 1993) reissued, 2004, University of Illinois Press, new edition, Illinois Press, 2012.an edition of essays based on an exhibition at the Chicago Historical Society, 2003. n edition of essays based on an exhibition at the Chicago Historical Society, 2003.


Constructing the American Past:  A Sourcebook of a People’s History, co-edited with Randy Roberts and Terry Bilhartz, 2 vols, 7th edition, (New York, Pearson/Longman, 2010, 2007, 2004, 2001, 1999, 1995, 1991).

The McGuffey Readers:  Selections from the 1879 Edition, edited with an introduction, (Boston, Bedford Books, 1998).


Muhammad Ali, the Peoples’ Champ, edited with an introduction, (Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1995).

The Encyclopedia of American Social History, 3 volumes, co-edited with Peter Williams and Mary Cayton (New York, Scribners, 1993), awarded the Dartmouth certificate by the American Library Association.


The Manly Art:  Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America, (Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1986; reprinted in British and American paperback editions, 1988; 2nd edition with a new bibliography and afterword, 2010).

Theresa Gross-Diaz

The Psalms Commentary of Gilbert of Poitiers: from lectio divina to the lecture room. Studies in Intellectual History, vol. 68.  (Leiden and New York: E.J. Brill, 1996).

Edin Hajdarpasic


Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1914 (Cornell University Press, 2015).

Benjamin H. Johnson

Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive Era Conservation (Yale University Press, 2017).


Revolution in Texas:  How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans (Yale University Press, 2003)


Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place (Yale University Press, 2008)


Bridging National Borders in North America (Duke University Press, 2010) with Andrew Graybill


Major Problems in the History of North American Borderlands (Cengage Learning, 2011) with Pekka Hämäläinen

Theodore Karamanski

Blackbird’s Song: Andrew Blackbird and Odawa Survival (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2012).

(with Eileen M. McMahon) Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History (Ohio University Press, 2014).


(with Eileen M. McMahon) Northwoods River: The St. Croix Valley in Upper Midwest History (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010).


Maritime Chicago, with Deane Tank (London: Arcadia Press, 2001).

Schooner Passage: Sailing Ships and the Lake Michigan Frontier. (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2000).


Rally 'Round the Flag: Chicago and the Civil War. (Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1993).

Deep Woods Frontier: A History of Logging in Northern Michigan. (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1989).


Fur Trade and Exploration: Opening the Far Northwest, 1821-1852. (University of Oklahoma Press, 1988).

Suzanne Kaufman


Consuming Visions: Mass Culture and the Lourdes Shrine (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005).

Michael Khodarkovsky


Russia’s Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800 (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002) (Polish translation, 2009).


Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus (Ithaca, and London: Cornell University Press, 2011).


Of Religion and Empire: Missions, Conversion and Tolerance in Tsarist Russia editor with Robert Geraci (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2001).


Where Two Worlds Met: The Russian State and the Kalmyk Nomads, 1600-1771 (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1992)  (Russian translation is forthcoming)

Christopher E. Manning


The Ties That Bind: William L. Dawson and the Limits of Black Electoral Leadership in the Twentieth Century (Northern Illinois University Press, 2009).

John McManamon

Caligula's Barges and the Renaissance Origins of Nautical Archaeology under Water
(Texas A&M Press, 2016).

The Text and Contexts of Ignatius Loyola’s “Autobiography.” New York: Fordham University Press, 2013.


English translation: Maurizio Bettini. Classical Indiscretions. London: Duckworth, 2001 (Italian original, I classici nell’età dell’indiscrezione. Turin: Einaudi, 1995).


Pierpaolo Vergerio the Elder: The Humanist as Orator. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 163 (Tempe, Ariz.: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1996)


Funeral Oratory and the Cultural Ideals of Italian Humanism (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989)

Patricia Mooney-Melvin


Making Sense of the City:  Local Government, Civic Culture, and Community Life in American Cities. editor with Robert B. Fairbanks (Columbus:  Ohio State University Press, 2001)

The Organic City: Urban Definition & Community Organization, 1880-1920, (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1987)


American Community Organizations (Greenwood, 1986)


Michelle Nickerson


Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012).


Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place and Region co-edited with Darren Dochuk (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)

Kyle Roberts

Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860 (University of Chicago Press, 2017).

Dissenting Academies Online: Virtual Library System created with Rosemary Dixon and Dmitri Iourinski (July 2011).

Stephen Schloesser, S.J.

Mystic Masque: Reality and Semblance in Georges Rouault, 1871-1958
(McMullen Museum of Art; distributed by the University of Chicago Press, 2008).

Jazz-Age Catholicism: Mystic Modernism in Postwar Paris, 1919-1933 (University of Toronto Press, 2005).

Kim Searcy


Searcy, The Formation of the Sudanese Mahdist State: Symbols and Ceremony, 1882-1898 (New York: Brill, 2010), part of “Islam in Africa” series.

Elizabeth Shermer


Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, January 2013).


Barry Goldwater and the Remaking of the American Political Landscape (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, Spring 2013).


Shermer, The Right and Labor: Politics, Ideology, and Imagination, with Nelson Lichtenstein (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012).

Tanya Stabler-Miller

The Beguines of Medieval Paris: Gender, Patronage, and Spiritual Authority (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).

Alice Weinreb

Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany (Oxford University Press, 2017).

 Professors Emeriti

Lewis Erenberg

The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).


Swingin’ the Dream: Big Band Jazz and the Rebirth of American Culture (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1998).


The War in American Culture, Society, and Consciousness During World War II, ed. with Susan Hirsch (University of Chicago,1996).


Steppin’ Out: New York Nightlife and the Transformation of American Culture, 1890-1930 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981).

William Galush

For More Than Bread: Community and Identity in American Polonia, 1880-1940 (Boulder, CO: East European Monographs, 2006).

Ann M. Harrington


Creating Community: Mary Frances Clarke and Her Companions (Dubuque, Iowa: Mount Carmel Press, 2004).


Mundelein Voices: The Women’s College Experience, 1930-1991, co-edited with Prudence Moylan (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 2001).


Japan's Hidden Christians (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1993).

Jo N. Hays


Epidemics and Pandemics: Their Impacts on Human History (ABC-Clio, 2005).

The Burdens of Disease: Epidemics and Human Response in Western History (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1998).

Susan E. Hirsch


After the Strike: A Century of Labor Struggle at Pullman (Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 2003).


The War in American Culture, Society, and Consciousness During World War II, ed. with Lewis Erenberg (University of Chicago,1996).


A City Comes of Age: Chicago in the 1890s. (Chicago Historical Society, 1991).

Roots of the American Working Class: The Industrialization of Crafts in Newark, 1800-1860 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1978)

Prudence A. Moylan


Mundelein Voices: The Women’s College Experience, 1930-1991, co-edited with Ann Harington (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 2001)

Hearts Inflamed: The Wheaton Franciscan Sisters: A History of the Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary-Saint Clara Province (The Congregation, 1993)

The Form and Reform of County Government: Kent, 1889-1914 (Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1978)

Janet Nolan


Servants of the Poor: Teachers and Mobility in Ireland and Irish America (Notre Dame University Press, 2004).

Ourselves Alone: Women’s Emigration from Ireland, 1885-1920 (University of Kentucky Press, 1989).

Paula Pfeffer


A. Philip Randolph, Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement (Louisiana State University Press, 1996).

Harold L. Platt


Shock Cities: The Environmental Transformation and Reform of Manchester and Chicago (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).


Cities and Catastrophes: Coping with Emergency in European History, eds. G. Massard-Guilbuad, H. Platt, and D. Schott (Germany: Peter Lang Verlag, 2002)

The Electric City: Energy and the Growth of the Chicago Area, 1880-1930 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991).

City Building in the New South: The Growth of Public Services in Houston, Texas, 1830-1910 (Temple University Press, 1983)


Barbara Rosenwein

Generations of Feeling: A History of Emotions 600-1700 (Cambridge University Press, 2015).


Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006; paperback, 2007).


3rd ed: A Short History of the Middle Ages (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2001; 2d ed., 2004; 3d ed, University of Toronto Press, 2009).

3rd ed: (In collaboration with Lynn Hunt et al.) The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures. A Concise History (Boston: Bedford, 2003; 2d ed., 2006; 3d ed., 2009).

Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and  the Islamic World (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2006).

Debating the Middle Ages:  Issues and ReadingsLester K. Little and Barbara Rosenwein, eds. (Oxford: Blackwell, 1998).  (Trans: La Edad Media a debate [Madrid: Akal, 2003])

3rd ed: (In collaboration with Lynn Hunt et al.) The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures (Boston: Bedford,  2001; 2d ed., 2005; 3d ed., 2009).


(with Sharon Farmer), Monks and Nuns, Saints and Outcasts:  Religion in Medieval Society (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000).


Negotiating Space: Power, Restraint, and Privileges of Immunity in Early Medieval Europe (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1999).


Anger's Past: The Social Uses of an Emotion in the Middle Ages (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1998).