User:Rjensen

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Since taking a PhD at Yale in 1966, I have been an active historian, with numerous books, articles and papers on quite a variety of themes, especially American political, social, military and economic history, as well as historiography and quantitative and computer methods. Since 1971 I have authored, coauthored or edited 21 scholarly or popular books, and written 45 scholarly articles. My most recent popular books I served as well on the editorial boards of six scholarly journals such as the Journal of American History and the American Journal of Sociology and have been a permanent or visiting professor at U Illinois-Chicago, Washington U, U. Michigan, Harvard U, West Point, Moscow State (in Russia), etc. Currently I am retired from teaching and am a Research Professor at Montana State University, Billings, Montana, USA. Here's the favorite book I've written: The Winning of the Midwest: 1888-1896 (1971), online free.

My Wikimania talk on July 13, 2012 explains how wiki editors refought the war of 1812 --it is online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zbdC__-JUNY#t=1871


I revised the talk to also explore how Wikipedia operates like a frontier society. It is now (Oct 5 2012) in print as "Military History on the Electronic Frontier: Wikipedia Fights the War of 1812," The Journal of Military History 76#4 (October 2012): 1165-82; a version is online here

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In recognition of your significant contribution to Wikipedia and its values. Stan J. Klimas (talk) 23:10, 12 December 2012 (UTC)


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