James M. Bergquist
Professor Emeritus of History

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

HISTORY DEPARTMENT

VILLANOVA HOMEPAGE

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA

IMMIGRATION AND ETHNIC HISTORY SOCIETY

NATIONAL AAUP

PENNSYLVANIA AAUP

 

E-mail: James.Bergquist@villanova.edu
Mail:
Department of History, Villanova University, Villanova PA 19085
Telephone:
(610) 687-0838

I retired from the History Department at Villanova in December 2001.

I attended the University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1955) and Northwestern University (M.A., 1956; Ph. D, 1966).

I taught at Coe College (Iowa) from 1961 to 1963; then came to Villanova in 1963 as an instructor, and taught there until retirement as a professor in 2001.

My teaching fields were in early 19th century American history, American social history and (especially) American immigration history, which was my principal research interest. I also taught a graduate course in American historiography.

My principal publications are articles, essays, and reviews in the field of immigration history. These include, among many others:

"German-Americans," in Multiculturalism in the United States, ed. John Buenker and Lorman Ratner, 2nd ed.          (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2005), 149-172.
"The Forty-Eighters: Catalysts of German-American Politics." in The German-American Encounter ed. Frank Trommler and Elliot Shore (New York: Berghahn, 2001), 22-36.
"Germans and German-Speaking Immigrants," in A Nation of Peoples: A Sourcebook on America’s Multicultural Heritage ed. Elliott R. Barkan (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1999), 233-247.
"The Forty-Eighters and the Republican Convention of 1860," in Charlotte L. Brancaforte (ed.), The German Forty-Eighters in the United States (New York: Peter Lang, 1989), 141-156.
"The German-American Press," in The Ethnic Press in the United States, ed. Sally Miller (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1987), 131-159.

I have just completed a book, Daily Life in Immigrant America, 1820-1870  (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008)  Click here to see the publisher's announcement.

 For a full list of publications and activities, see my curriculum vitae.

Other activities: I continue to edit the Newsletter of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, and serve on the board of that society. I was formerly a trustee of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in Philadelphia, and since its merger with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania have served on the Library Committee of the Historical Society. I served six years on the National Council of the American Association of University Professors, and was chair for five years of the AAUP’s Committee on Organization; I am still active in the affairs of the Pennsylvania Division of AAUP.