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James Roger Sharp

Professor Emeritus, History

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Contact Information
jrsharp@maxwell.syr.edu

313B Maxwell Hall
(315) 443-9649

Degree

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1966

Specialties

American political history, early national and middle period, 1789-1860

Publications

American Legislative Leaders in the West, 1911-1994 (Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1997)
American Legislative Leaders in the Midwest, 1911-1994 (Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1997)
American Politics in the Early Republic: The New Nation in Crisis (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995) Paperback
American Politics in the Early Republic: The New Nation in Crisis (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993).
Understanding America: Episodes in the American Past, 1607-1865, Michael Oberg and James Roger Sharp, editors (New York: McGraw Hill, 1993).
The Jacksonians Versus the Banks: Politics in the States after the Panic of 1837 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1970).
"Thomas Jefferson," "The Election of 1800," "Andrew Jackson," and "Jacksonian Democracy" in L. Sandy Maisel, editor, Political Parties and Elections in the United States; An Encyclopedia (New York, 1991).
"Andrew Jackson and the Limits of Presidential Power," Joel Silbey, editor The First Branch of American Government: The United States Congress and Its Relations to the Executive and Judiciary, 1989-1989 (Brooklyn, 1991), pp. 97-114. (Reprinted).
"Unraveling the Mystery of Jefferson's Letter of April 27, 1795," Journal of the Early Republic 6 (Winter 1986), pp. 411-18.
"The Whiskey Rebellion and the Question of Representation," The Whiskey Rebellion edited by Steven R. Boyd, (Westport, Connecticut, May 1985).
"Jacksonian Democracy," Encyclopedia of American Political History edited by Jack P. Greene, (New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1984).
"The Political Culture of Middle Period United States," The Canadian Review of American Studies XV (Spring 1984), 49-62.
"Andrew Jackson and the Limits of Presidential Power," Congressional Studies: A Journal of the Congress VII, 1980, pp. 63-80. This essay is scheduled to be reprinted in a volume tentatively entitled "Congressional Investigations."
"James Hamilton" and "George Poindexter," biographical essays for the Encyclopedia of Southern History (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1977).

Teaching Appointments

Professor, Syracuse University, 1979-
Associate Professor, Syracuse University, 1970-79
Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, 1966-70  

Research Interests

American History

Research Grants and Awards

Syracuse University, Senate Research Grant, 1986 (Shared with Nancy Sharp)
Appleby Fund Grant, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1984
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1979-80
Syracuse University, Senate Research Grant, 1979
National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship, 1970-71
American Philosophical Society Grant, 1976
Social Science Research Council Grant, 1967
Appleby Fund Grant, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1967
University of California, Berkeley, Research Grant, 1965