MA University of Chicago, 1961
PhD University of Chicago, 1969
Roger Lotchin is an urban historian and a western historian. His writing has centered on the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century California cities, more recently exploring the American city in the Gilded Age, the political empowerment in American cities of women and Hispanics, the impact of World War II on California cities and research needs for the history of the twentieth century western American city.
Some Notable Publications
- The Bad City in the Good War: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Diego (Indiana University Press, 2003)
- Fortress California, 1910–1961: From Warfare to Welfare(University of Illinois Press, 2002)
- The Way We Really Were: The Golden State in the Second Great War (University of Illinois Press, 2000)