Dr. Michael J. Schroeder
Professor of History
Academic Areas of Expertise
- Atlantic World since ca. 1500, especially Latin America and the United States since the Age of Revolution.
Courses Taught at LVC
HIS 105 Formation of the Modern World
HIS 202 Historical & Cultural Geography
HIS 250 The Historian's Craft
HIS 254 Topics in the History of the Americas
HIS 275 Modern Latin America
HIS 305 Introduction to Public History
FYE 111-112 People & the Planet
A social, cultural, and political historian whose research focuses on twentieth-century Nicaragua, Dr. Schroeder is the co-author of the widely-used college textbook "The Twentieth Century and Beyond" (McGraw-Hill, 2007) and author of numerous scholarly articles and chapters in his area of expertise. He is also author and administrator of an expansive digital historical archive on Nicaraguan history during the period of U.S. military intervention in the 1920s and 1930s (at www.SandinoRebellion.com).
Positions and Awards
- Honorary Membership in the Academia de Geografía e Historia de Nicaragua (AGHN). (2017).
- Harold Eugene Davis Prize for the best article published in 2011-2012 by a member of the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS), for "Social Geographies of Grievance & War," Dialectical Anthropology, Dec. 2012 (see below). (2013)
- Arnold Grant for Student-Faculty Experiential Learning, Lebanon Valley College (2013-2015 and 2011-2013)
- Pleet Initiative for Student-Faculty Research, Lebanon Valley College (2009-2011)
- Rockefeller Foundation Grant-In-Aid (2005)
- Honorable Mention, Conference on Latin American History Prize (awarded annually to the best English-language scholarly article on Latin American history in a journal other than Hispanic American Historical Review and The Americas) for "Horse Thieves to Rebels to Dogs," JLAS, 1996 (see below) (1997)
- Mellon Fellow, Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities (1987-1989)
2018. Los malditos pájaros de hierro: La guerra aérea en Nicaragua durante la rebelión de Sandino, 1927-1932 (Managua: La Alcaldía de Managua, 2018; translation of "Social Memory and Tactical Doctrine," International History Review, Sept. 2007; see below).
2007. The New Immigrants: Mexican Americans (New York: Chelsea House).
2007. The Twentieth Century and Beyond (New York: McGraw-Hill). Co-authored with Richard Goff, Walter Moss, Janice Terry, and Jiu-Hwa Upshur; wrote all chapters on the Americas; offsite promotional material from McGraw-Hill here.
2007. Encyclopedia of World History, 7 vols. (New York: Facts On File). General editor, with Marsha Ackerman, Janice Terry, Jiu-Hwa Upshur, and Mark Whitters; wrote c. 170 entries (c. 140,000 words) on the history of the Western Hemisphere from the First Americans to Hugo Chávez; offsite promotional material by Facts On File here.
2019. "Digital Resources: The Sandino Rebellion Digital Historical Archive," Oxford Research Encyclopedia on Latin American History (forthcoming).
2018. "Caudillismo Masked and Modernized: The Remaking of the Nicaraguan State via the Guardia Nacional, 1925-1936," with David C. Brooks, Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies (MARLAS), 2 (2), Dec. 2018, pp. 1-32 (link above to PDF file; via the web, visit www.marlasjournal.com/16/volume/2/issue/2/).
2012. "Cultural Geographies of Grievance & War: Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast Region in the First Sandinista Revolution, 1926-1934," Dialectical Anthropology, 36, December (3-4), pp. 161-196. With commentaries by Jeffrey L. Gould and Wolfgang Gabbert, and my response. Awarded the MACLAS Davis Prize for 2011-2012.
2007. "Social Memory and Tactical Doctrine: The Air War during the Sandino Rebellion in Nicaragua, 1927-1932," International History Review, 29, September, pp. 508-549.
2005. "Bandits and Blanket Thieves, Communists and Terrorists: The Politics of Naming Sandinistas in Nicaragua, 1927-1936 and 1979-1990," Third World Quarterly 26 (1), February, pp. 67-86.
1996. "Horse Thieves to Rebels to Dogs: Political Gang Violence and the State in the Western Segovias, Nicaragua, in the Time of Sandino, 1927-1934," Journal of Latin American Studies 28 (2) May, pp. 383-434.
2011. "Rebellion from Without: Foreign Capital, Missionaries, Sandinistas, Marines & Guardia, and Costeños in the time of the Sandino Rebellion, 1927-1934." Co-authored with David C. Brooks. In Luciano Barraco, ed., National Integration and Contested Autonomy: The Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. New York: Algora.
2010. "National Security and Transnational Insecurity: The Cuban Missile Crisis,” in Jordana Dym & Karl Offen, eds., Mapping Latin America: Space and Society, 1492-2000. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 246-49.
2002. "Baptized in Blood: Children in the Sandino Rebellion in Nicaragua, 1926-1934," in James Marten, ed., Children and War: A Historical Anthology (New York: New York University Press).
1999. "To Induce a Sense of Terror: Caudillo Politics and Political Violence in Northern Nicaragua, 1926-1934 and 1981-1995." Arthur Brenner and Bruce Campbell, eds., Death Squads in Global Perspective: Murder with Deniability (New York: St. Martin's Press).
1998. "The Sandino Rebellion Revisited: Civil War, Imperialism, Popular Nationalism, and State Formation Muddied Up Together in the Segovias of Nicaragua, 1926-1934." In Gilbert Joseph, Catherine LeGrand, and Ricardo Salvatore, eds., Close Encounters of Empire: Writing the Cultural History of U.S.- Latin American Relations (Durham: Duke University Press).