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Adas, Michael

Michael Adasalt

Abraham E. Voorhees Professor of History and
Board of Governors' Chair

Director, Global and Comparative History Master's Degree Program

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

116 Van Dyck Hall
848-932-8356
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RESEARCH INTERESTS

World War I, the Vietnam War and their global impact, including Everyman in Vietnam: A Soldier’s Journey into the Quagmire, with Joseph J. Gilch; A Grave Dug in Flanders: World War I and the Crisis of the European World Order for the Cambridge University Press; and The Soldiers’ Lament: Misbegotten Wars and the Decline of Great Powers for the Harvard University Press.

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

Undergraduate

  • 506:201 20th Century Global History to 1945
  • 506:202 20th Century Global History since 1945
  • 510:318 The Era of World War I
  • 506:360 Age of Global Empires, 1450-1750
  • 512:355 America's Rise to Global Power
  • History Seminars on "American Interventions Overseas" and "Colonial Wars"

Graduate

  • 510:551 Seminar on Global and Comparative History
  • 510:574 Approaches to Global History
  • 510:575 Colloquium on Comparative and Global History

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • With Hugh Cagle, “The Age of Settlement and Colonization” for TheAshgate Research Companion to Modern Imperial Histories, edited by Philippa Levine and John Marriot (Farnham, Surry: Ashgate, 2012).
  • "Comparative History and the Challenge of the Grand Narrative" A Companion to World History, edited by Douglas Northrup (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), chapter fifteen.
  • World Civiliizations: The Global Experience (New York: Longman, 2011), 6th edition; AP version, 3rd edition; Chinese-language edition. (With Peter Stearns and Stuart Schwartz).
  • Enduring Edition of Prophets of Rebellion: Millenarian Protest Movements against the European Colonial Order (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2011).
  • Paperback Edition of The Burma Delta:  Economic Development and Social Change on an Asian Rice Frontier, 1852-1941 (Madison, WI.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011)
  • Korean-language edition of Machines as the Measure of Men (Seoul: Sanchurum Publishers, 2011).
  • A Japanese Translation of “Fatal Ambiguities: Cold War Rivalries, American Pro-Democracy Rhetoric, and Nation-Building in the Developing World” in Nationalism and Democracy, edited by Takashi Kato (Tokyo: Seikei Center for Pacific and Asian Studies, 2011), pp. 67-90.
  • Essays on Twentieth Century History (Philadelphia: Temple University Press-AHA, 2010).

AWARDS

  • Toynbee Prize, 2012
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1984-1985
  • Warren Susman Teaching Award (1987-1988) and Teacher of the Year Award (1992)
  • NJ-NEH Book Award (1990) and the Dexter Prize (1991) for Machines as the Measure of Men

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Historical Association
  • World History Association
  • Society for the History of Technology

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