Dr. Paul C. Rosier
Mary M. Birle Chair in American History

 Department of History
 Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085

Office:  SAC 403   Office Phone: 610-519-4677  

Email: paul.rosier@villanova.edu

Faculty Profile


                          wpe9.jpg (8428 bytes)    Villanova, 1965


Consider the value...of the Wind, the Tide, the Waves, the Sunshine....The Wind is an almost incalculable power at our disposal, yet how trifling the use we make of it!.... [N[ever again complain of a want of power.
-- Henry David Thoreau, 1843

The lover of nature is s/he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of [adult]hood.  -- Emerson

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
-- Jimi Hendrix


You can't move forward until you look back.”  -- Cornel West


FALL 2014 Courses
HIS5501 -- Seminar in Historical Methodology
SPRING 2015 Courses
HIS1065 -- Global Environmental History
SPRING 2016 Courses
GEV3001 -- Seminar in Sustainability Studies
FALL 2016 Courses
HIS5001 -- Junior Research Seminar: American Music History


Selected Articles

“Crossing New International and Historiographical Boundaries: American Indians and Twentieth Century American Foreign Policy,” Diplomatic History 39 (October 2015): 955-966.
“‘Modern America Desperately Needs to Listen’: The Emerging Indian in an Age of Environmental Crisis.” The Journal of American History 100 (December 2013): 711-735.
“Interwoven Economic Histories: American Indians in a Capitalist America,” Alexandra Harmon, Colleen O’Neill, and Paul C. Rosier. The Journal of American History 98 (December 2011): 698-722.
“‘They are Ancestral homelands’: Race, Place, and Politics in Cold War Native America, 1945-1961.” Reprinted in The Best American History Essays 2008. Ed. David Roediger (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). Previously published journal article selected as one of the “Top Ten” essays on American history published in 2006-2007.
“‘They are Ancestral homelands’: Race, Place, and Politics in Cold War Native America, 1945-1961.” The Journal of American History 92 (March 2006): 1300-1326.

Published Books

    Serving Their Country                                        Rebirth of the Blackfeet Nation, 1912-1954                             





Websites of Interest

Villanova University Department of History

History News Service









                                The Buffalo Family, Tohatchi, New Mexico, Navajo Nation, October 2004