John Schroeder

John H. Schroeder

Emeritus Professor and UW System University Professor

Office: NWQ 4494
Phone: (414) 229-4976


B.A., Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 1965
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1967 & 1971.

Research Interests:

19th Century U.S. History – Political, Diplomatic, Maritime & Naval.

Teaching Areas:

19th century U.S. History – Political, Diplomatic, Maritime & Naval.

Courses Offered:

U.S. History Survey; Early American Republic; Era of Civil War and Reconstruction; U.S. Maritime History; History of the American Presidency.

Other Activities:

Former UWM Chancellor; Current Member, Board of Curators, Wisconsin Historical Society.

Selected Publications

Mr. Polk’s War: American Opposition and Dissent, 1846-1848. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1973.

Shaping a Maritime Empire: The Commercial and Diplomatic Role of the American Navy, 1829-1861. Westport, CO.: Greenwood Press, 1985.

Matthew Calbraith Perry: Antebellum Sailor and Diplomat. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2001. (Winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize for Naval History, 2002.

Commodore John Rodgers: Paragon of the Early American Navy. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2006.