HIST-Campbell

Ballard Campbell

Professor of History and Law and Public Policy
617.373.4448
education Ph.D., 1970, American History, Politics, Government and Public Policy,
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mailing address 223 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Biography

Ballard Campbell’s academic duties are divided between the history department, where he teaches the courses on American and comparative political and economic history, and the Law and Public Policy and Society Graduate Program, in which he is a professor of public policy. Ballard Campbell’s most recent publication is American Wars (NY: Facts On File, 2012) and he is working on a book entitled American Paradox: Building the State in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1750-1920. He was reappointed a Distinguished Lecturer with the Organization of American Historians for 2012-15.

Selected Publications

Books

American Wars (NY: Facts On File, 2012).

Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History (Facts On File, New York. 2008). Editor and author.  In paper as American Disasters: 201 Calamities that Shook the Nation (Checkmark Books, 2008).

American Presidential Campaigns and Elections (Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 2003, 3 volumes), co-edited with William G. Shade. Updated Edition, electronic version). www.sharpe-online.com

The Human Tradition in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2000.)

The Growth of American Government: Governance from the Cleveland Era to the Present (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995).

Representative Democracy: Public Policy and Midwestern Legislatures in the late Nineteenth Century (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980).

Recent Book Chapters and Articles

“Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation,“ in Victoria Zhuravleva, ed., Abraham Lincoln: Lessons of History and the Contemporary World (Moscow: Russian State University for the Humanities, 2010), 150-158.

“Depressions and Taxes in the United States, 1873-1915,” in Christoph Strupp and Alexander Nutzenadel, eds., Taxation, State, and Civil Society in Germany and the United States in the 18th to the 20th Century (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2007), 67-81.

“Economic Causes of Progressivism,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, vol. 4:1 (January, 2005), 7-22. Online @ at The History Cooperative. http://www.historycooperative.org/

“Comparative Perspectives on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, vol. 1:2 (April, 2002), 154-177. Online @ at The History Cooperative. http://www.historycooperative.org/

Recent Entries in Encyclopedia and Compendia, and Commentary

“State/Federal Relations, 1841-1877,” in William G. Shade,  ed., Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, volume 3 (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2010), 324-328.

“Panic of 1873″ in William G. Shade, Ed., Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, volume 3 (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2010), 257-259.

“State/Federal Relations, 1878-1920,” in Robert D. Johnston, ed., Encyclopedia of Political U.S. History, volume 4 (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2010), 345-348.

“Government, 1877-1920,” in John Buenker, ed., Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-1920 (ME Sharpe: Armonk, NY, 2005).

“Authors Versus Academics: Reflections on Historical Writing.” NEHA News, XXXV:2 (October, 2009),14-16 .

“Maps and History,” Newsletter: Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, XIII:2 (Fall, 2003), 2, 10-11.