Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

Dr. Thomas R. Pegram

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Dr. Thomas Pegram

Professor
410-617-2856
tpegram@loyola.edu
Office: Humanities 305

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Thomas R. Pegram was born in the midwest and grew up in California. He received his B.A. from Santa Clara University and a Ph.D. in the history of American civilization from Brandeis University. After a short stay at Ohio State, he has been at Loyola since 1990. Specializing in the interaction of social movements and American political institutions in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Dr. Pegram has written books on state-level progressive politics, the history of American temperance and Prohibition, and the 1920s Ku Klux Klan. He is currently working on prohibition enforcement at the state level as a window into American federalism and state-building in the early twentieth century.

Area of Specialization

  • Late 19th/Early 20th Century American Political and Social History

Courses

  • HS 103 The Making of the Modern World: The United States II
  • HS 348 The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HS 350 World War II in the United States
  • HS 352 America Since 1945
  • HS 363 Diplomatic History of the United States

Publications

 One Hundred Percent American One Hundred Percent American: The Rebirth and Decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s (Ivan R. Dee, 2011).
Battling Demon Rum: The Struggle for a Dry America, 1900-1933 Battling Demon Rum: The Struggle for a Dry America, 1900-1933 (Ivan R. Dee, 1998).
Partisans and Progressives: Private Interest and Public Policy in Illinois, 1870-1922 Partisans and Progressives: Private Interest and Public Policy in Illinois, 1870-1922 (University of Illinois Press, 1992).