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Lorence, James J(ohn) 1937-

LORENCE, James J(ohn) 1937-

PERSONAL: Born November 18, 1937. Education: Attended University of Wisconsin—Racine, 1955-57; University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, B.S., 1960, M.S., 1964; University of Wisconsin—Madison, Ph. D., 1970.

ADDRESSES: Home—2920 Polzer Dr., Wausau, WI 54401.

CAREER: High school teacher in Northbrook, IL, 1960-61; Wisconsin Department of Resource Development, Madison, research assistant, 1964-65; University of Wisconsin Center—Marathon County, Wausau, from instructor to professor of history, 1966—, department head, 1979-82, fellow of Institute for Research in the Humanities, 1991-92, 1993, 1996. Marathon County Heritage Program, project director, 1974-76; Wausau Historical Landmarks Commission, member, 1982-95; Marathon County History Teaching Alliance Program, project director, 1986—. Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board, member, 1983-88; Wisconsin Council on the Social Studies, member of executive board, 1993-95; American Historical Association Teaching Division Committee, 1993-95.

MEMBER: International Association for Audio-Visual Media in Historical Research and Education, American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Historians of American Communism, National Council for the Social Studies, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Labor History Society, Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies, Phi Alpha Theta.

AWARDS, HONORS: Award of Merit from Wisconsin Historical Society, and Certificate of Commendation from American Association for State and Local History, both 1978, for Woodlot and Ballot Box; Bernhard Korn grant from Milwaukee County Historical Society, 1980; Albert J. Beveridge grant from American Historical Association, 1983; Henry J. Kaiser Family grant from Walter P. Reuther Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, 1988; William Best Hesseltine Award, 1990, for "Gerald J. Boileau and the Politics of Sectionalism"; Carnegie/CASE Award, Wisconsin Professor of the Year, 1994-95; Kenneth Kingery Award and Robert G. Athearn Award, 2000, for Suppression of "Salt of the Earth"; grants from American Philosophical Society, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, Wisconsin Humanities Committee, National Endowment for the Humanities, Hewlett Foundation, Gannett Foundation, U.S. Constitutional Bicentennial Commission, American Association for State and Local History, Wausau Area Community Foundation, American Association for Higher Education, Bill of Rights Education Collaborative, UWS Eisenhower Professional Development Program, and Wausau Insurance Companies.


(With Howard R. Klueter) Woodlot and Ballot Box: Marathon County in the Twentieth Century, Marathon County Historical Society (Wausau, WI), 1977.

Organized Business and the Myth of the China Market: The American Asiatic Association, 1898-1937, American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA), 1981.

Gerald J. Boileau and the Progressive-Farmer-Labor Alliance: Politics of the New Deal, University of Missouri Press (Columbia, MO), 1994.

Organizing the Unemployed: Community and Union Activists in the Industrial Heartland, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 1996.

The Suppression of "Salt of the Earth": How Hollywood, Big Labor and Politicians Blacklisted a Movie in Cold War America, University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM), 1999.

Contributor to books, including Building the Organizational Society, Free Press (New York City), 1972; Hollywood As Mirror, edited by Robert Brent Toplin, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1993; and Asian Immigrants and the American Law, edited by Charles McLain, Garland Publishing (New York City), 1994. Contributor of about thirty articles and reviews to history journals. Member of editorial board, Voyageur, 1986-92.

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