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John Milton Cooper

Senior Scholar

Diplomatic History
U.S. History
Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin
Wilson Center Project(s):
The American Century, 1845-1945
Jan 01, 2010
Apr 30, 2016

Project Summary

The United States grew into a continental nation beginning in 1845. This laid the basis for becoming a great power and a superpower, but it also tore into conflicts involving race and the extension of freedom that nearly destroyed the country in the Civil War. The simultaneous impact of the industrial revolution created new opportunities and new challenges, again involving the meaning and extension of freedom and equality.

Major Publications

  • Woodrow Wilson: A Biography (2009)
  • Breaking the Heart of the World: Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the League of Nations (2001)
  • The Warrior and the Priest: Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt (1983)
Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
Public Policy Scholar, 2007-2008, "This Man's Life." A Biography of Woodrow Wilson

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