department of history


Louis W. Potts

Olson Professor
Early America to 1828, U.S. Constitutional, Technology

204 Cockefair Hall
Phone: 816-235-2540

Curriculum Vitae


1970 Ph.D. History, Duke University

1968 M.A. History, Duke University

1966 B.A. History, Lafayette College


Books & Book Chapters

Watkins Mill: The Factory on the Farm, co-authored with Ann Sligar, Kirksville, MO,; Truman State University Press, 2004.

Arthur Lee: A Virtuous Revolutionary, Baton Rouge, La.: LSU Press, 1981.

Russian-American Dialogue on the American Revolution, series co-editor: Gordon Wood and Louise Wood, (eds.), Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1995.

Grants, Honors & Awards

2008 Inducted into the Mid America Education Hall of Fame

1999 Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer at Moscow State University