to my world
of international history!
I’m the Everett H. Emerson Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Since formal retirement in 2008 after nearly four decades of university service, I have continued to work as a free-lance historian.
My main interests remain U.S. foreign relations and contemporary global history.
This website provides a window on my earlier and current activities including book publications, services to the profession, and public engagement.
I have been offering online commentary on U.S. foreign relations for several years. Much of it appears on the UNC Press Blog site in a series titled “Home and Abroad,” the product of an on-going collaboration. A full set is gathered together here on the “On Washington and the World” page: See Blog Posts
Steven Levine and I are pleased to announce the appearance of our co-authored Arc of Empire: America’s Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam (click for details on the UNC Press website). We have some ideas on this book’s classroom potential (click here or on the “teaching ‘Arc of Empire’” tab above), and we have discussed the book in an interview on the UNC Press site. The History Book Club, the Military Book Club, and BOMC2 have made Arc of Empire one of their selections.