OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

John W. Jeffries

Portrait of John W.  Jeffries

John W. Jeffries is dean emeritus of arts, humanities, and social sciences as well as a professor emeritus of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Recipient of campus and system-wide teaching awards, he is the author of books and articles on the politics and policy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt era and on the World War II home front, including most recently A Third Term for FDR: The Election of 1940 (2017) and Wartime America: The World War II Home Front (2nd edition, 2018). He is also the editor of the 1929–1945 volume of the Encyclopedia of American History (revised edition, 2010).

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