Lex Renda

Lex Renda

Associate Professor

Office: Holton Hall, Room 345
Phone: (414) 229-5211
e-mail: renlex@uwm.edu
Web Site: people.uwm.edu/renlex


Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1991

Research Interests:

United States Political and Legal History; Nineteenth-Century United States

Teaching Areas:

United States History, American Civil War and Reconstruction, Jacksonian America, Statistical Methods in History, American Constitutional History

Courses Offered:

Hist 151: America to 1877
Hist 404: Topic: Politics and the Supreme Court in U.S. History
Hist 409: Causes of the Civil War, 1828-1861
Hist 410: Civil War and Reconstruction
Hist 595: Quantitative Analysis of Historical Data
Hist 800: Topic: Readings in American Political History
Hist 807: The Age of Lincoln

Other Activities:

Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History
Coordinator of Summer and UWinteriM Instruction, College of Letters and Science

Selected Publications

Renda, Lex. “'Was there a Post- 'Party Period'' (review of 'The Nationalization of American Poltical Parties, 1880-1896,' by Daniel Klinghard.” Historical Methods 44.4 (2011): 191-194.
Renda, Lex. “'Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South,' by Michael Perman.” Florida Historical Quarterly 88.4 (Spring, 2010) (2010): 566-569.
Renda, Lex. “'Slavery and the Supreme Court, 1825-1861' by Earl Maltz.” Kansas History 33.2 (Summer, 2010) (2010): 138.
Renda, Lex. “'Between Freedom & Bondage: Race, Party, and Voting Rights in the Antebellum North,' by Christopher Malone.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 41.1/ Summer, 2010 (2010): 154-156.
Renda, Lex. “'Broken Glass: Caleb Cushing and the Shattering of the Union,' by John M. Belohlavek.” Civil War History 55.4 (2009): 502-503.