John F. Sweets

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John F. Sweets is an American historian of modern French history specializing in the Vichy France era, the French Resistance, and occupied France.

Early life[edit]

John F. Sweets graduated from Florida State University.[1] He earned his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1972.[1]


Sweets has taught at the University of Kansas since 1972.[2]

Sweets is the author of Choices in Vichy France, which explores popular French attitudes towards the Vichy government, the French Resistance and the German occupation during World War II.[3] His earlier work, The Politics of Resistance in France, 1940-1944, was the "first account in English of the political evolution within the Resistance that enabled it to overcome internal strife" and form an effective underground movement.


  • The Politics of Resistance in France, 1940-1944: A History of the Mouvements unis de la Résistance, (Dekalb, 1976)
  • Choices in Vichy France: the French Under Nazi Occupation, (New York, 1986), translated into French as Clermont-Ferrand à l’heure allemande, (Paris, 1996)


  1. ^ a b "John F. Sweets". University of Kansas Department of History. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Dreyfus, François G.; Témoin, Club; Peace, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and (2004). Unrecognized resistance: the Franco-American experience in World War Two. Transaction Publishers. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-0-7658-0240-8. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Fogg, Shannon Lee (2009). The politics of everyday life in Vichy France: foreigners, undesirables, and strangers. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-0-521-89944-4. Retrieved 10 September 2011.