College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Johann Neem


PhD History (2004), University of Virginia

AB History (1996), Brown University

College Park High School (1992), Pleasant Hill, California

(360) 650-2511

Bond Hall 332

Winter 2021: Thursdays 12:30-2:30, and by appointment (Zoom)

Faculty Research Interests

American Revolution; Early American Republic; American Intellectual History; History of Education

Selected Publications


What's the Point of College? Seeking Purpose in an Age of Reform (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019)

Democracy's Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017)

Creating a Nation of Joiners: Democracy and Civil Society in Early National Massachusetts (Harvard University Press, 2008)

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