William Smaldone

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William "Bill" Smaldone (born 1958) is a professor of European history at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, United States.

Education and career[edit]

Bill Smaldone received his Bachelor of Science (1980) and Master of Arts (1983) degrees from the State University of New York at Brockport.[1]

He received his Ph.D. in Modern European History from the State University of New York at Binghamton.[2] From 1989-1991, following the completion of his Ph.D., Smaldone took up an academic post as a visiting professor at Rampo College in New Jersey.[1] In 1991, he moved to Salem, Oregon and joined the history department faculty at Willamette University.[3]

Public service[edit]

In the mid-1990s, he initially became active in Oregon's local politics as a member of the Socialist Party of Oregon[3] and in 1998 was elected to the Salem City Council where he served on the Budget Committee and numerous commissions.[4] In 2001, Smaldone served as Council President until his re-election bid loss to Jim Randell in 2002.[5] Smaldone attributes the defeat to old-fashioned "red-baiting" tactics reminiscent of Cold War America by stating, "Jim Randall and his allies knew that anti-socialist rhetoric still resonated with a large part of the populace. Using that theme, they succeeded in mobilizing their supporters more effectively than we did ours."[3]

Published works[edit]

Academic books[edit]

  • Smaldone, William (2008). Confronting Hitler: German Social Democrats in Defense of the Weimar Republic, 1929-1933. Lexington Books. December 2008. ISBN 0-7391-2843-4[6][7][8][9]

Academic articles[edit]

  • (2010) Smaldone, William. "Rise of the Left Party: Germany's Election and Beyond." Against the Current, January/February, No. 144.
  • (2007) Smaldone, William. "Socialist Paths in a Capitalist Conundrum: Reconsidering the German Catastrophe of 1933." Journal of World History 18.3: 297-323. Print.
  • (2007) Smaldone, William. "German Social Democracy in the Great Coalition." Against the Current, May/June, No. 128.
  • (2004) Smaldone, William. "German Social Democracy in Crisis." Against the Current, September/October, No. 112.
  • (2002) Smaldone, William. "Friedrich Stampfer and the Fall of the Weimar Republic." The Historian 64.3/4: 687-703. Web.
  • (2000) Smaldone, William. "Facing Fascism in Europe." Against the Current, January/February, No. 84. Print.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] Marion County Voter Pamphlet. Salem: Marion County, November 3, 1998.
  2. ^ Rudolf Hilferding: the tragedy of a German social democrat by William Thomas Smaldone, 1989 A Ph. D. theses (State University of New York at Binghamton), no. 1
  3. ^ a b c [2] Smaldone, William. "'Acting Locally' in the Age of Globalization: The Case of Salem." Socialism and Democracy.
  4. ^ [3] Marion County Voter Pamphlet. Salem: Marion County, May 21, 2002.
  5. ^ [4] Marion County, Oregon website. Past Election Results.
  6. ^ Peter D Stachura, Review of WILLIAM SMALDONE. Confronting Hitler: German Social Democrats in Defense of the Weimar Republic, 1929-1933. The American historical review. 114, no. 4, (2009): 1174
  7. ^ V L Lidtke, Review of William Smaldone, Confronting Hitler: German Social Democrats in Defense of the Weimar Republic, 1929-1933, CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY, 43, no. 2, (2010): 373-374
  8. ^ M L Hughes, Review of William Smaldone, Confronting Hitler: German Social Democrats in Defense of the Weimar Republic, 1929-1933; Stefan Vogt, Nationaler Sozialismus und Soziale Demokratie: Die sozialdemokratische Junge Rechte, 1918-1945 JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY, 82, no. 3, (2010): 752-753
  9. ^ David A Meier, Review of William Smaldone. Confronting Hitler: German Social Democrats in Defense of the Weimar Republic, 1929-1933, German studies review. 33, no. 2, (2010): 415
  10. ^ Manfred B. Steger, Reviewed of: Rudolf Hilferding: The Tragedy of a German Social Democrat by William Smaldone, Science & Society, Vol. 63, No. 3 (Fall, 1999), pp. 398-400
  11. ^ Kenneth Calkins, Review of Rudolf Hilferding: The Tragedy of a German Social Democrat, William Smaldone , Journal of Modern History, Sep., 2000, vol. 72, no. 3, p. 834-836
  12. ^ C Edmund Clingan, Review of Rudolf Hilferding: The Tragedy of a German Social Democrat by William Smaldone, German Studies Review, Oct., 1999, vol. 22, no. 3,p. 487-488
  13. ^ W C Mathews, Review of Rudolf Hilferding: The Tragedy of a German Social Democrat, by William Smaldone, Labor History, 40, no. 4, (1999): 579
  14. ^ Chris Harman, Review: On William Smaldone's Rudolf Hilferding: The Tragedy of a German Social Democrat and F. Peter Wagner's Rudolf Hilferding: The Theory and Politics of Democratic Socialism, Historical Materialism, 12, no. 3 (2004): 315-331

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