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About Jeffrey A. Johnson

Jeff Johnson is a Professor of History and Director of American Studies at Providence College - where he teaches courses on the Progressive Era, labor history, and the U.S. West. He is the author of "They Are All Red Out Here: Socialist Politics in the Pacific Northwest, 1895-1925" (published by the University of Oklahoma in 2008) and his research centers on radical labor and politics in the early twentieth century American West. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 2004 and served as the James H. Bradley Fellow at the Montana Historical Society in 2007 and as Visiting Fellow at Harvard University in 2009.


2016 - Present Professor, Providence College History
Present Director of American Studies, Providence College
Present Visiting Fellow, W.E.B. Dubois Institute, Harvard University
2016 Associate Professor, Providence College

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Committee on Aid to Faculty Research (CAFR) Grant, Providence College
  • NEH Visiting Fellow, The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University
  • James H. Bradley Fellowship, Montana Historical Society


  • Seminar: U.S. Labor History
  • Seminar: The Progressive Era
  • Seminar: The American West
  • Thinking & Writing about History
  • Introduction to Public History

Books (2)

Articles and Book Chapters (2)

Book Reviews (11)