Theodore Saloutos

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Theodore Saloutos (August 3, 1910 – November 15, 1980) was an American academic historian whose main areas of research included:

  • agrarian politics and reform movements
  • immigration studies
  • Greek immigration into the United States[1]


Saloutos's undergraduate education was Milwaukee State Teacher’s College from where he was awarded a BA in 1933. He took a Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin.[1]


In 1945 he gained a post as lecturer in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles becoming a full professor in 1955. He stayed there till his retirement.[1]

Evidence of Notability[edit]

Between 1965-1966 he was president of the Agriculture History Society. In 1973 he was elected as the president of the Immigration History Society.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • (1951) Agricultural Discontent in the Middle West, 1900-1939
  • (1964) The Greeks of the United States
  • (1968) Populism: Reaction or Reform?
  • (1982) The American Farmer and the New Deal[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Theodore Saloutos Papers, MS 396, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.