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 Dr. Thomas L. Pearcy, Professor 



  Dr. Thomas L. Pearcy

Professor of History

Office: 212A Spotts World Culture Building

Phone: (724) 738-2407
Fax: (724) 738-4762

Spring 2014 Office Hours:

Tuesday & Wednesday:
9:30 a.m. - Noon


To visit Pearcy's older web site click here.

My research focuses on the military and politics in 20th-century Panama. My first book broke new ground by drawing extensively from Panama’s archival repositories rather than relying on archival collections in the United States. I am currently finishing a book on U.S.~Central American relations which will be published in 2013 by the University of Panama’s Centro Regional Universitario de Coclé. I am also interested in diplomatic history and the history of the United States’ intelligence community.

Undergraduate courses taugh:

  • The Historian's Craft (historiography)
  • World History since 1500
  • Twentieth-Century World History
  • U.S. History 1825-1900
  • U.S. History since 1900
  • Latin America to 1830
  • Latin America since 1830
  • Inter-American History (North America, South America, & the Caribbean)
  • The Spanish Borderlands
  • The JFK Assassination
  • Los Estados Unidos: De Un Pais Agricola a Un Pais Industrializado y Expansionista (Panamá)
  • Historia de los Estados Unidos, 1877-Presente (Panamá)
  • Historia Economica de los Estados Unidos (Nicaragua)
  • Graduate courses:
  • Panama and its Canal
  • Mexico and the ABC Region
  • The Westward Expansion
  • The Spanish Frontier in North America
  • Political Violence in Latin America
  • United States Foreign Policy

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