Daniel Rogers retired from the University of South Alabama on June 1, 2017
B.A., University of Alabama
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Daniel Rogers joined the USA Department of History in 1991. He teaches courses on Western Civilization, modern Germany, modern Europe, and the World Wars.
Dr. Rogers is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He grew up mostly in Alabama, but also with a memorable five years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that left him with a life-long desire to wear Pirates and Penguins paraphernalia. He graduated from Andalusia High School and enrolled in the University of Alabama with the intention of using his major in history and minor in German as stepping stones to law school. When he was given the chance to spend his entire junior year studying in Germany, though, he changed his mind and chose to pursue graduate degrees in German history.
He attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While working on his Ph.D. research, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to return to Germany and the University of Bonn. Upon graduation he was a visiting assistant professor for one year at the University of Maryland, and then accepted his current position on the USA faculty the following year. He initiated USA's courses on the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, World War I, and World War II. Most recently, after he enrolled as a student himself at USA for three years' worth of Italian language classes, he offered a course on the history of Italy.
He is currently researching the memory of the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. He is also translating and editing the war memoirs of a young Italian who fought in Mussolini's paramilitary organization, the Black Brigades.
The Impact of Nazism: New Perspectives on the Third Reich and Its Legacy (edited along with Alan E. Steinweis). Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2003.
Politics After Hitler: The Western Allies and the German Party System. New York, N.Y.: New York University Press, 1995.See More
Articles and Chapters:
“Hans Globke at Nuremberg: Testimony as Rehabilitation, 1948-49,” in A Nazi Past: Recasting German Identity in Postwar Europe. ed. David A. Messenger and Katrin Pähler. Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2015.
"Daring All Things: Recent Works on Politically Motivated Violence in European History," European History Quarterly 45 (July 2015), 530-535.
“Restoring a German Career, 1945-1950: The Ambiguity of Being Hans Globke,” German Studies Review 31/2 (May 2008).
“Historians’ Controversy,” in Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution, ed. Richard S. Levy (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2005), pp. 303-304.
“German Neo-Nazism,” in Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution, ed. Richard S. Levy (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2005), pp. 497-498.
“The Chancellors of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Political Legacy of the Holocaust,” in Alan E. Steinweis and Daniel E. Rogers, eds., The Impact of Nazism: New Perspectives on the Third Reich and Its Legacy, pp. 231-247.
“Nazi Germany: New Perspectives, New Questions,” (lead author, along with Alan E. Steinweis), in Alan E. Steinweis and Daniel E. Rogers, eds.,The Impact of Nazism: New Perspectives on the Third Reich and Its Legacy, pp. xi-xvii.
“Transforming the German Party System: The United States and the Origins of Political Moderation, 1945-1949,” Journal of Modern History 65 (1993):512-541.
“Konrad Adenauer,” in Historic World Leaders, ed. Anne Commire and Deborah Klezmer. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1994.
“Erwin Rommel,” in Historic World Leaders, ed. Anne Commire and Deborah Klezmer. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1994.
“The German Resistance to Hitler,” in Historic World Leaders, ed. Anne Commire and Deborah Klezmer. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1994.
CoursesHY 102, Western Civilization II
HY 336, Germany since 1848
HY 345, The First World War
HY 346, The Second World War
HY 347, The Holocaust
HY 348, Hitler & Nazi Germany
HY 357, Europe since 1945