Glen JeansonneGlen Jeansonne


Office: Holton Hall, Room 316
Preferred Phone: (414) 837-6566
Office Phone: (414) 229-3964
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Curriculum Vitae: pdf 67kb


B.A., History, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, 1968
M.A., History, Florida State University, 1969
Ph.D., History, Florida State University, 1973

Research Interests:

20th century American political history; the Presidency; the Great Depression; World War II; American politics since 1945, especially the presidency. History of 20th century, U.S. popular culture, race, the extreme right, religion, biography. Special figures of interest: Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Barack Obama, Huey P. Long, Gerald L. K. Smith, Leader H. Perez. Women of the Extreme Right during World War II, Elvis Presley. Comparisons of the Great Depression of the 1930s with the Great Recession Of 2008--?

Teaching Areas:

U.S. History 1890-1945 (all topics; U/G)
U.S. History 1945-present (all topics; U/G)
Colloquium, in U.S. History, 1890-1945 (G)
Colloquium, in U.S. History, 1945-Present (G)
Seminar in U.S. History, 1890-1945 (G)
Seminar in U.S. History, 1945-Present (G)
The Great Depression and World War II (G)

Courses Offered:

Hist 418: America in Prosperity, Depression, and War, 1921-45 (may also be taken for graduate credit)
Hist 419: Modern America, 1945-Present (may also be taken for graduate credit)
Hist 456: American Biographies
Hist 800 (900): Colloquium in American History: Issues in U.S. and Global History, 1890-1945
Hist 800 (900): Colloquium in American History: Issues in U.S. and Global History, 1945-Present
Hist 813: Twentieth-Century Problems in American History, 1900-Present
Hist 904: Seminar in Modern America (subtitles vary)

Selected Publications:

The Life of Herbert Hoover, 1928-1933: Fighting Quaker (2012)
Elvis Presley: Reluctant Rebel, with David Luhrssen and Dan Sokolovic (2011)
Changing Times: The Life of Barack Obama, with David Luhrssen (2009)
America From Awakening to Superpower, 1890-1945 (2007)
America From the Cold War to the Third Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)
A Time of Paradox: American Since 1890 (2006)
Women of the Far Right: The Mothers Movement and World War II (1997)
Transformation and Reaction: America, 1921-1945 (1994; 1995; 2004)
Messiah of the Masses: Huey P. Long and the Great Depression (1993; 1995)
Gerald L. K. Smith: Minister of Hate (1988; 1997)
Race Religion and Politics (1977)
Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta (197l; 1982; 1995; 2007).
Edited Volumes:
Essays on Huey P. Long, editor (1995)
A Guide to the History of Louisiana, co-editor (1982)
"A Half Century of Paradox, 1900-1945," Historically Speaking, Vol. XIII, No. 1 (January 2012), pp. 21-23.
"The Real Herbert Hoover," Historically Speaking, Vol. XII, No. 4 (September 2011), pp.26-30.