Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

Dr. Thomas R. Pegram

ProfessorTom Pegram
Office: Humanities 305

Curriculum Vitae


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.


  • 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 366 The Civil Rights Crusade



Pegram Battling Demon Rum: The Struggle for a Dry America, 1900-1933 Partisans and Progressives: Private Interest and Public Policy in Illinois, 1870-1922
 One Hundred
Percent American
 Battling Demon
 Partisans and 

Area of Specialization

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

Joseph Walsh

Joseph Walsh, Ph.D.

Joseph Walsh, Ph.D., teaches classics and history at Loyola and is a co-director of the Honors Program

Classics, History