Dr Daniel Scroop

  • Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Citizenship (History)

Research interests

Office hours: Mondays 4-5pm, Tuesdays 10-11am (Room 401 in 10 University Gardens)

I joined the History subject area in 2013. I studied Modern History at St. Anne's College, Oxford, where I gained my BA (1995) and D.Phil. (2001), and took an MA in Social History at the University of Lancaster (1996). Before moving to Glasgow, I held permanent lectureships at the University of Sheffield (2007-13) and the University of Liverpool (2003-7) and enjoyed shorter spells at the University of Bangor (2002-3) and the University of Cambridge (2001-2).

My main field is the history of the United States since 1877. I am interested in the character and ideological contours of US politics and have explored this extensively in my work on the New Deal, populism, progressivism, and the politics of consumption. In recent work I have branched out in the directions of transnational and comparative history. For example, a new essay on transnational populism -- featuring the travels of William Jennings Bryan and Robert M. La Follette Sr. -- will appear in 'Transatlantic Social Politics', a book of essays I have edited with my former Sheffield colleague Andrew Heath. It will be published in December 2014 as part of Palgrave USA's new book series, Studies in Democratic Culture, which I co-edit. My major current project is a book on 'the politics of scale' in US history. This is a study of how American politics adapted to the scale and complexity of modern life across the twentieth century. 


Publications

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Number of items: 30.

2019

Scroop, D. (2019) Middle Class Union: Organizing the "Consuming Public" in Post-World War I America. Journal of Social History, 52(4), pp. 1437-1438. (doi: 10.1093/jsh/shx141)[Book Review]

2018

Scroop, D. (2018) A Third Term for FDR: The Election of 1940. Journal of American History, 104(4), pp. 1057-1058. (doi: 10.1093/jahist/jax511)[Book Review]

Scroop, D. (2018) Antimonopoly in American Politics, 1945-2000. In: Butler, J. (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199329175 (doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.013.405)

2017

Scroop, D. (2017) Calvin Coolidge. In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

Scroop, D. (2017) Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

Scroop, D. (2017) Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

Scroop, D. (2017) Herbert Hoover. In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

Scroop, D. (2017) New Deal. In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

Scroop, D. (2017) Warren Harding. In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

2016

Scroop, D. (2016) Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America. By Thomas Jundt. Oxford University Press. 2014. xii + 306pp. $34.95. History, 101(347), pp. 649-651. (doi: 10.1111/1468-229X.12268)[Book Review]

2014

Scroop, D. (2014) In search of a populist atlantic: the transatlantic travels of William Jennings Bryan and Robert M. La Follette Jr. In: Scroop, D. and Heath, A. (eds.) Transatlantic Social Politics: 1800 to Present. Series: Studies in democratic culture. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY, pp. 105-128. ISBN 9781137470959

Scroop, D. and Heath, A. (2014) Introduction. In: Scroop, D. and Heath, A. (eds.) Transatlantic Social Politics: 1800 to Present. Series: Studies in democratic culture. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9781137470959

Scroop, D. and Heath, A. (Eds.) (2014) Transatlantic Social Politics: 1800-Present. Series: Studies in Democratic Culture. Palgrave MacMillan: New York, NY. ISBN 9781137470959

2013

Scroop, D. (2013) What Obama won't say about Martin Luther King. University of Glasgow Website,

Scroop, D. (2013) William Jennings Bryan's 1905-6 world tour. Historical Journal, 56(2), pp. 459-486. (doi: 10.1017/S0018246X12000520)

Scroop, D. (2013) Franklin D Roosevelt should be today's role model. Scotsman, 2013(4 Mar),

2012

Scroop, D. (2012) A life in progress: motion and emotion in the autobiography of Robert M. La Follette. American Nineteenth Century History, 13(1), pp. 45-64. (doi: 10.1080/14664658.2012.681944)

2011

Scroop, D. (2011) Good things? Thought on democratic culture and political engagement in American history [blog post]. Comparative History of Political Engagement in Western and African Societies, 2011(5 May),

Scroop, D. (2011) The Great Depression. In: Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture. SAGE, pp. 692-693. ISBN 9780872896017

2010

Scroop, D. (2010) Review of: Lawrence B. Glickman, Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America. Journal of American History, 97(3), p. 774. [Book Review]

Scroop, D. (2010) Review of: P.V. Dutton, Differential Diagnoses: A Comparative History of Health Care Problems and Solutions in the United States and France. French History, 24(2), pp. 302-304. (doi: 10.1093/fh/crq020)[Book Review]

2008

Scroop, D. (2008) The anti-chain store movement and the politics of consumption. American Quarterly, 60(4), pp. 925-949. (doi: 10.1353/aq.0.0047)

Scroop, D. (2008) Local and national identities in the politics of consumption: the anti-chain store movement reconsidered. History Compass, 6(3), pp. 947-968. (doi: 10.1111/j.1478-0542.2008.00524.x)

Scroop, D. (2008) Review of: C.O. Jones, The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction and L.S. Maisel, American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction. Safundi, 9(3), pp. 364-366. (doi: 10.1080/17533170802173022)[Book Review]

2007

Scroop, D. (2007) Review of: A. Lawson, A Commonwealth of Hope: The New Deal Response to Crisis. Journal of American Studies, 41(3), pp. 690-691. (doi: 10.1017/S0021875807004148)[Book Review]

Scroop, D. (2007) Consuming Visions: New Essays on the Politics of Consumption in Modern America. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle, UK. ISBN 9781847183385

Scroop, D. (2007) A faded passion? Estes Kefauver and the senate subcommittee on antitrust and monopoly. Busines and Economic History On-Line, 5,

Scroop, D. and Reynolds, J. (2007) Walter Lippmann. In: Dictionary of liberal thought. Methuen/Politico's: London, UK, pp. 238-240. ISBN 9781842751671

2006

Scroop, D. (2006) Mr. Democrat: Jim Farley, the New Deal, and the Making of Modern American Politics. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, MI, USA. ISBN 9780472099306

2002

Scroop, D. (2002) September 11 , Pearl Harbor, and the uses of presidential power. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 15(2), pp. 317-327.

This list was generated on Thu Feb 27 01:05:15 2020 GMT.
Number of items: 30.

Articles

Scroop, D. (2013) What Obama won't say about Martin Luther King. University of Glasgow Website,

Scroop, D. (2013) William Jennings Bryan's 1905-6 world tour. Historical Journal, 56(2), pp. 459-486. (doi: 10.1017/S0018246X12000520)

Scroop, D. (2013) Franklin D Roosevelt should be today's role model. Scotsman, 2013(4 Mar),

Scroop, D. (2012) A life in progress: motion and emotion in the autobiography of Robert M. La Follette. American Nineteenth Century History, 13(1), pp. 45-64. (doi: 10.1080/14664658.2012.681944)

Scroop, D. (2011) Good things? Thought on democratic culture and political engagement in American history [blog post]. Comparative History of Political Engagement in Western and African Societies, 2011(5 May),

Scroop, D. (2008) The anti-chain store movement and the politics of consumption. American Quarterly, 60(4), pp. 925-949. (doi: 10.1353/aq.0.0047)

Scroop, D. (2008) Local and national identities in the politics of consumption: the anti-chain store movement reconsidered. History Compass, 6(3), pp. 947-968. (doi: 10.1111/j.1478-0542.2008.00524.x)

Scroop, D. (2007) A faded passion? Estes Kefauver and the senate subcommittee on antitrust and monopoly. Busines and Economic History On-Line, 5,

Scroop, D. (2002) September 11 , Pearl Harbor, and the uses of presidential power. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 15(2), pp. 317-327.

Books

Scroop, D. (2006) Mr. Democrat: Jim Farley, the New Deal, and the Making of Modern American Politics. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, MI, USA. ISBN 9780472099306

Book Sections

Scroop, D. (2018) Antimonopoly in American Politics, 1945-2000. In: Butler, J. (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199329175 (doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.013.405)

Scroop, D. (2017) Calvin Coolidge. In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

Scroop, D. (2017) Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

Scroop, D. (2017) Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

Scroop, D. (2017) Herbert Hoover. In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

Scroop, D. (2017) New Deal. In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

Scroop, D. (2017) Warren Harding. In: Cook, C. and Stevenson, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511842740

Scroop, D. (2014) In search of a populist atlantic: the transatlantic travels of William Jennings Bryan and Robert M. La Follette Jr. In: Scroop, D. and Heath, A. (eds.) Transatlantic Social Politics: 1800 to Present. Series: Studies in democratic culture. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY, pp. 105-128. ISBN 9781137470959

Scroop, D. and Heath, A. (2014) Introduction. In: Scroop, D. and Heath, A. (eds.) Transatlantic Social Politics: 1800 to Present. Series: Studies in democratic culture. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9781137470959

Scroop, D. (2011) The Great Depression. In: Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture. SAGE, pp. 692-693. ISBN 9780872896017

Scroop, D. and Reynolds, J. (2007) Walter Lippmann. In: Dictionary of liberal thought. Methuen/Politico's: London, UK, pp. 238-240. ISBN 9781842751671

Book Reviews

Scroop, D. (2019) Middle Class Union: Organizing the "Consuming Public" in Post-World War I America. Journal of Social History, 52(4), pp. 1437-1438. (doi: 10.1093/jsh/shx141)[Book Review]

Scroop, D. (2018) A Third Term for FDR: The Election of 1940. Journal of American History, 104(4), pp. 1057-1058. (doi: 10.1093/jahist/jax511)[Book Review]

Scroop, D. (2016) Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America. By Thomas Jundt. Oxford University Press. 2014. xii + 306pp. $34.95. History, 101(347), pp. 649-651. (doi: 10.1111/1468-229X.12268)[Book Review]

Scroop, D. (2010) Review of: Lawrence B. Glickman, Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America. Journal of American History, 97(3), p. 774. [Book Review]

Scroop, D. (2010) Review of: P.V. Dutton, Differential Diagnoses: A Comparative History of Health Care Problems and Solutions in the United States and France. French History, 24(2), pp. 302-304. (doi: 10.1093/fh/crq020)[Book Review]

Scroop, D. (2008) Review of: C.O. Jones, The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction and L.S. Maisel, American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction. Safundi, 9(3), pp. 364-366. (doi: 10.1080/17533170802173022)[Book Review]

Scroop, D. (2007) Review of: A. Lawson, A Commonwealth of Hope: The New Deal Response to Crisis. Journal of American Studies, 41(3), pp. 690-691. (doi: 10.1017/S0021875807004148)[Book Review]

Edited Books

Scroop, D. and Heath, A. (Eds.) (2014) Transatlantic Social Politics: 1800-Present. Series: Studies in Democratic Culture. Palgrave MacMillan: New York, NY. ISBN 9781137470959

Scroop, D. (2007) Consuming Visions: New Essays on the Politics of Consumption in Modern America. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle, UK. ISBN 9781847183385

This list was generated on Thu Feb 27 01:05:15 2020 GMT.

Grants

  • 2011 AHRC Research Fellowship (Feb-Nov 2012) 'Small Dealers and Worthy Men: The Politics of Scale from Bryan to Nader' £34,000
  • 2011 Santander Research Mobility Award, 'Transatlantic Social Politics' £840
  • 2010 British Academy Small Research Grant, 'Small Dealers and Worthy Men: The Politics of Scale from Bryan to Nader' £4115
  • 2010 University of Sheffield Faculty of Arts Research and Innovation Award, 'The Politics of Scale in American History' £1400
  • 2010 University of Sheffield Faculty of Arts HEIF Award, 'Anglo-American Democratic Culture' £2721
  • 2009 University of Sheffield Faculty of Arts Research and Innovation Award, Anglo-American Democratic Culture Since 1600 £1700
  • 2009 Constance M. Rourke Prize (American Studies Association)
  • 2009 Arthur Miller Centre Prize (British Association for American Studies)
  • 2006 Herbert Hoover Presidential Library research grant
  • 2004 Rivkin Research Fellowship, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library
  • 2002 Moody Grant, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library

Supervision

  • Eleanor Capper, 'Caroline Ware and the politics of women and consumerism in the United States, 1932-1968', University of Liverpool, PhD 2009
  • Thomas Keep, 'Harcourt A. Morgan's Common Mooring', University of Sheffield, PhD 2014
  • Chris Olewicz, ‘Constructing Leviathan: Studies on the Left and the Rise of Corporate Liberalism 1959-1979', University of Sheffield (in progress)

Currently supervising

  • Rebecca Dunbar, 'American Women's Fiction of the 1930s' (AHRC Block Grant, starting Sept. 2014)

Teaching

Pre-honours courses

  • Society, Culture and Politics in North America

Honours courses

  • People of Plenty: The Politics of Consumption in Modern America Age of the New Deal: The United States in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (Special Subject)

Postgraduate courses

  • American Studies Core Course A
  • Public Humanities

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