John Marszalek

John Marszalek books and biography

John F. Marszalek

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John F. Marszalek, Ph.D., and a native of Buffalo, New York, taught at Canisius College, Gannon University and Mississippi State University, where he earned the distinction of being the William L. Giles Distinguished Professor in 1994. After twenty-nine years as a professor, Dr. Marszalek retired in 2002 to become a Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Today, he serves as the Director of the Mississippi Stae University Distinguished Scholars Program where he has made a significant contribution to the development of Mississippi State's most distinguished scholars, serving them as both a mentor and a friend. Over the course of his distinguished career, Dr. Marszalek has published more than 150 articles and written or edited at least 11 books.


Historical publications

  • Court Martial: A Black Man in America. New York: Scribner, 1972; revised edition published as Assault at West Point (Collier, 1994). (Also made into a movie)
  • (With Sadye Wier.) A Black Businessman in White Mississippi, 1886- 1974. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1977.
  • (Editor.) The Diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979.
  • Sherman’s Other War: The General and the Civil War Press. Memphis State University Press, 1981.
  • (With Douglas L. Conner.) A Black Physician’s Story: Bringing Hope in Mississippi. Foreword by Aaron Henry. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1985.
  • Grover Cleveland, A Bibliography. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1988.
  • (Editor with Charles D. Lowery.) Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Present. Foreword by David J. Garrow. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1992.
  • Sherman: A Soldier’s Passion for Order. New York: Free Press, 1993.
  • Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker. New York: Maxwell Macmillan International/Collier, 1994.
  • (Coeditor with Wilson D. Miscamble.) American Political History: Essays on the State of the Discipline. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame, 1997.
  • The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jackson’s White House. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000.

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