Office: Humanities 305
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
- 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