John H. Thompson
Professor Emeritus of History
I study nineteenth and twentieth-century North American History. I teach a seminar in Canadian history [HST 183S], a comparative lecture course on the North American Wests [HST 108D], and a lecture course the relationships among Canada, Mexico and the United States [HST 108F]. In Spring 2008, I'll teach a lecture course on 'Baseball in Global Perspective.' My almost-completed research project is a book entitled "Family, Farm and Community: The Rural Northern Plains, 1860-1970," a comprehensive comparative rural history of the region to the post World War II "great disjuncture," examining how institutions, "culture," and historical contingency shaped a geographically homogeneous region into the six very different U.S. states of North and South Dakota, Montana, and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. My next (and my last) project, just underway, is a book about Enos Slaughter [1916-2002], a Hall of Fame ballplayer from Person County, NC. The project is not a biography of Slaughter, but an attempt to use his life in baseball to explore larger questions about gender, race, class, and celebrity in America.
Thompson, JH. "Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era." AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW 122, no. 4 (October 2017): 1202-1202. Full Text
Thompson, JH. "'This kindred people': Canadian-American relations and the Anglo-Saxon ideal, 1895-1903." UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO QUARTERLY 76, no. 1 (2007): 485-486. Full Text
Thompson, JH. "Red earth: Race and agriculture in Oklahoma territory." ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY 10, no. 2 (April 2005): 345-347. Full Text
Thompson, JH. "Playing by the New American Rules: The U.S.-Canada Relationship, 1994-2003." THE AMERICAN REVIEW OF CANADIAN STUDIES 33, no. 1 (2003): 5-26. (Academic Article)
Thompson, JH. "The patriots and the people: The rebellion of 1836 in rural Lower Canada - Greer,A." JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY 27, no. 1 (1996): 173-174. Full Text
THOMPSON, JH, and WEINFELD, M. "ENTRY AND EXIT - CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY IN CONTEXT." ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 538 (March 1995): 185-198. Full Text
THOMPSON, JH. "BENNETT,R.B. - THE CALGARY YEARS - GRAY,JH." CANADIAN HISTORICAL REVIEW 75, no. 4 (December 1994): 609-611.
THOMPSON, JH. "INTEGRATING REGIONAL PATTERNS INTO A NATIONAL CANADIAN HISTORY." ACADIENSIS 20, no. 1 (1990): 174-184.
THOMPSON, JH. "SKYSCRAPERS HIDE THE HEAVENS - A HISTORY OF INDIAN-WHITE RELATIONS IN CANADA - MILLER,JR." REVUE D HISTOIRE DE L AMERIQUE FRANCAISE 44, no. 2 (1990): 276-279. Full Text