Robert Zeidel

Social Science

Office: 120 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715/232-2406


Ph.D.; American History
Marquette University; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1986.

M.A.; History
Marquette University; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1981.               

B.A.; History             
Carroll College; Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1979


“Pursuit of ‘Human Brotherhood’: Rockefeller Philanthropy and American Immigration, 1900-1933.”  New York History 90 (Winter/Spring 2009):85-106. 

“Teaching Immigration and Ethnic History at a Polytechnic University: Two Examples.” Journal of American Ethnic History 28 (Winter 2009):60-4.

"Peopling the Empire:  The Great Northern Railroad's Recruitment of Immigrant Settlers to North Dakota," North Dakota History: Readings about the Northern Plains, Kathleen Davidson, Ed., 162-73.  State Historical Society of North Dakota, 2008.  Originally published in North Dakota History 60 (Spring 1993): 14-23.

“Immigrants, Progressives and Exclusion Politics:  the Dillingham Commission, 1900-1927.  DeKalb:  Northern Illinois University Press, 2004.
“An Immigrant’s Anguish: The Odyssey of Johanes Johansen into John J. Holt.”  Wisconsin Magazine of History 87 (Winter 2003-2004):2-13.  

"Knute Nelson and the Immigration Question:  A Political Dilemma." The North Star State: A Minnesota History Reader, Ann Aby, Comp., 375-89.  Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002.  Originally published in Minnesota History 56 (Summer 1999):328-44.   

“Immigration Stations.”  In Encyclopedia of American Immigration, James Ciment, ed., 108-11.  Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2001. 

"Hayseed Immigration Policy: `Uncle Joe' Cannon and the Immigration Question," Illinois Historical Journal 88 (Autumn 1995): 173-88.   

"Ellis Island and the American Immigration Experience."  In American History Annual Additions, 12th Edition, Volume 2, Dushkin Publishing Group, 1993, 40-43.  Originally published in USA Today: The Magazine of the American Scene 121 (September 1992): 24-33.  

Entries in L. Sandy Maisel, ed., Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections (Garland Publishing Company).  Entries include:                 
  • Eugene Dennis
  • Radicalism in American Politics
  • A. Mitchell Palmer             
  • Social Democratic Party                        
  • Bayard Rustin                     
  • Socialism in American Politics                         
  • United Labor Party             
"James J. Hill."  In Great Lives from History, Frank J. Magill, ed., 1113-17.  Pasadena:  Salem Press, Inc., 1987).   

"Henry Cabot Lodge."  In Great Lives from History, Frank J. Magill, ed., 1395-1400.  Pasadena:  Salem Press, Inc., 1987.   

"Beer Returns to Cream City," Milwaukee Magazine of History 4 (Spring 1981): 20-32.

Curriculum Vitae

Office Hours (Spring 2015)

 Monday 8:30am-12pm, 1pm-3pm

Tuesday 8:30am-9:15am, 1pm-3pm

Wednesday 8:30am-12pm

Thursday 8:30am-9:15am, 1pm-3pm

Friday *Available by appointment