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John F. Sweets

Professor Emeritus
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Ph.D. Duke, 1972; B.A. Florida State.

Modern European History, 19th- and 20th-century French social and political history, Vichy, the Resistance, and Occupied France.

Professor Sweets came to the University of Kansas in 1972, and taught as visiting professor at University College, Dublin (Ireland), The School of International Studies (Fort Bragg, NC), and at the Universitè de Franche-Comtè, Besançon (France). Professor Sweets has received two NEH Fellowships for his research and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is author of The Politics of Resistance in France(1976), Choices in Vichy France (1986)—French version, Clermont-Ferrand à l'heure allemande (1996), and has edited four volumes of The Proceedings of the Western Society for French History (1982-85). His other current research interests are a case study of the Lacemakers of Le Puy in the 19th century and an investigation of France and the Holocaust.

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