Scroop, Daniel 1973-

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Scroop, Daniel 1973-

PERSONAL: Born 1973 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England. Education: St. Anne’s College, Oxford, B.A., D. Phil.; Lancaster University, M.A.

ADDRESSES: E-mail— Daniel. [email protected] uk.

CAREER: University of Liverpool School of History, Liverpool, England, lecturer in American history, 2003—. Visiting scholar, Columbia University, 1998; lecturer in American history, University of Wales Bangor, 2001-02; University Lecturer in American politics, Cambridge University 2002-03; visiting fellow, Rothermere American Institute, 2007.

MEMBER: American Political Science Association, American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, British Association of American Studies.

AWARDS, HONORS: Beeke-Levy Award, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, 1998, for research in the history of the New Deal; Moody Grant, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, 2002, for research in the LBJ Library Collections; Rivkin Research Fellowship, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, 2004; Herbert Hoover Association Travel Grant, 2006, for research in the collections of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.


Mr. Democrat: Jim Farley, the New Deal, and the Making of Modern American Politics, University of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor, MI), 2006.

Contributed to Dictionary of Liberal Thought, edited by J. Reynolds, Methuen/Politico (London, England), 2007. Contributor to the Cambridge Review of International Affairs.

SIDELIGHTS: Daniel Scroop is a scholar of American history who has specialized in how liberal politics evolved over the twentieth century. His 2001 doctoral thesis focused on 1930s political figure Jim Farley, who was a campaign manager for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and chair of the Democratic Party. Scroop further developed the biography into his first book, Mr. Democrat: Jim Farley, the New Deal, and the Making of Modern American Politics. In addition to providing background information regarding Farley’s childhood and early years in politics, Scroop as serts that Farley played a key role in the development of modern-day liberalism as one of Roosevelt’s closest political advisors and a proponent of the New Deal. Library Journal reviewer Michael LaMagna noted that the book “challenges the current historical understanding of Jim Farley” and is “more than a biography of achievement.” A contributor to Publishers Weekly described Mr. Democrat as a “workmanlike study of Farley’s role in forging the New Deal coalition and ushering in a new type of politics.”

Scroop has also written articles on the anti-chain store movement of the 1920s and 1930s, the history of liberal sentiment against corporate monopolies, and the life of former U.S. senator Gerald Nye, as well as contributing a chapter on journalist Walter Lippmann in the Dictionary of Liberal Thought.



Library Journal, May 1, 2006, Michael LaMagna, review of Mr. Democrat: Jim Farley, the New Deal, and the Making of Modern American Politics, p. 94.

Publishers Weekly, March 6, 2006, review of Mr. Democrat, p. 57.


University of Liverpool School of History Web site, (December 2, 2006), faculty profile of Daniel Scroop.