Walter Nugent


Professor of History, Emeritus


A.B., St. Benedict's College, 1954 (History)
M.A., Georgetown University, 1956 (European History)
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1961 (American History)

Research and Teaching Interests

American West, US Gilded Age/Progressive Era, comparative immigration

Recent Publications

"Habits of Empire: A History of American Expansion" (2008)
"Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction" (2010)
Making Our Way: A Family History ... (2003)
Into the West: the Story of Its People (1999)
Crossings: The Great Transatlantic Migrations, 1870-1914 (1992, 1995)

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