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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
|The Original Barnstar|
|In recognition of your significant contribution to Wikipedia and its values. Stan J. Klimas (talk) 23:10, 12 December 2012 (UTC)|
|Mary Wollstonecraft Award|
|The Mary Wollstonecraft Award is awarded to contributors who have helped improve the coverage of women writers and their work on Wikipedia through content contributions, outreach, community changes and related actions. In particular, thank you for your efforts with the WikiProject Women writers start-up; your ideas and contributions are much appreciated. --Rosiestep (talk) 23:16, 29 November 2014 (UTC)|