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Alan H. Lessoff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Illinois State University
Editor, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, www.jgape.org
Research projects as of May 2010:
Corpus Christi: A City of the South Texas Coast. Revised articles with chapters added. Currently writing. Research completed during sabbatical, fall 2005.
American Modernism. Revised conference volume, co-editing with Thomas Welskopp. My chapter: “American Progressivism: Transnational, Modernization, and Americanist Perspectives.”
“Usable Pasts: The Historical Thought of Van Wyck Brooks and Lewis Mumford,” articles project possibly leading to monograph.
|Address:||Department of History
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois 61790-4420
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-DC
Reviewer for H-DC
Reviewer for H-Pol
Reviewer for H-Survey
Reviewer for H-Urban
|Reviews:||A Useful Tool, but Professors Will Grumble
Emancipation and its Aftermath in Charleston
Washington on the Potomac, in the Nation, and in the World
Artists Against the Cartesian City
A Handbook for Washington Historians
Building Managers for the Nation's City
The Romantic of the Lobby
Reconstruction Washington and the Wrecked Promise of American Political Development
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1983-1989, M.A., 1985; Ph.D., 1990
Clare College, Cambridge, England, 1981-83; History Faculty, B.A., 1983
Columbia College, Columbia University, N.Y., 1977-80; Major, History; B.A., 1981
Publications relevant to Washington history:
co-editor with Christof Mauch. Adolf Cluss, Architect: From Germany to America. New York & Washington: Berghahn Books & Historical Society of Washington, D.C., 2005. German edition: Adolf Cluss, Revolutionär und Architekt: Von Heilbronn nach Washington. Heilbronn: Stadtarchiv Heilbronn, 2005.
The Nation and Its City: Politics, "Corruption," and Progress in Washington, D.C., 1861-1902. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
"Washington, D.C., under Federal Rule, 1871-1945." Berlin-Washington, 1800-2000: Capital Cities, Cultural Representation, and National Identities. Ed. Andreas Daum and Christof Mauch. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Pp. 235-62.
"Alexander R. Shepherd: The Haussmannization of Washington." The Human Tradition in Urban America. Ed. Roger Biles. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 2002. Pp. 53-69. Reprint in The Human Tradition in America, 1865-Present. Ed. Charles Calhoun. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 2003. Pp. 29-45.
"Gilded Age Washington: Promotional Capital of the Nation." Washington: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Ed. Lothar Hönnighausen and Andreas Falke. Tübingen: Francke Verlag, 1993. Pp. 35-49.
"Washington-Berlin, 1871-1945: Nation-State, Capital, and Metropolis," Proteus 20, n. 1 (April 2003), 45-52.
"Washington Insider: The Early Career of Charles Moore," Washington History 6, n.2 (Fall/Winter 1994-95), 64-80.