Bartholomew H. Sparrow
Hanover, NH 03755, United States
In 1981, Sparrow received a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.
Austin, TX 78712, United States
Sparrow received a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985.
5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
Sparrow received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1991.
Bartholomew H. Sparrow
Bartholomew H. Sparrow
(From the Outside In examines the profound impact of World...)
From the Outside In examines the profound impact of World War II on American government. The book argues that the wartime and immediate postwar experiences of the 1940s transformed and redirected the policies and government institutions of the New Deal.
(The news media are often presumed to be a fourth estate, ...)
The news media are often presumed to be a fourth estate, or fourth branch of government, serving as a check on the other three. In Uncertain Guardians, political scientist Bartholomew Sparrow argues that this is a mistaken notion. Instead, the media - print, radio, and television - affect policymaking just as other political institutions do, whether the Congress, the electoral system, or public administration.
(In Politics, Discourse, and American Society, some of the...)
In Politics, Discourse, and American Society, some of the nation's best young scholars take readers beyond conventional perspectives to present original work on how politics is transacted in American society and how public communication affects those transactions.
(In this exciting collection, Sanford Levinson and Barthol...)
In this exciting collection, Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew Sparrow bring together noted scholars in American history, constitutional law, and political science to examine role that the Louisiana Purchase played in shaping both the expansionist policies of the nineteenth century and critical interpretations of the Constitution.
(The Insular Cases and the Emergence of American Empire re...)
The Insular Cases and the Emergence of American Empire reveals how the United States handled its first major episode of globalization and how the Supreme Court in these cases, crucially redirected the course of American history.
(The Strategist provides an in-depth portrait of a man who...)
The Strategist provides an in-depth portrait of a man whose career has been intimately linked to the great transformations in United States foreign policy, from the last third of the Cold War to September 11, 2001, and up to the present.
In 1981, Sparrow received a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College. He also earned a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, in 1985, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1991.
From 1989 to 1991, Sparrow worked as a lecturer at the University of Chicago. From 1991 to 1999, he was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and in 1999, he became an associate professor. Since 2008, he has worked as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Also, from 2013 to 2019, he was an associate chair of the Department of Government at the same university.
Sparrow is the author of The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security, a biography of the former United States national security advisor. He also authored The Insular Cases and the Emergence of American Empire; Uncertain Guardians: The News Media as a Political Institution; and From the Outside In: World War II and the American State. He is co-editor, with Sanford Levinson, of The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898, and, with Roderick Hart, of Politics, Discourse, and American Society: New Agendas.
(In this exciting collection, Sanford Levinson and Barthol...)2005
(In Politics, Discourse, and American Society, some of the...)2001
(The Strategist provides an in-depth portrait of a man who...)2015
(The Insular Cases and the Emergence of American Empire re...)2006
(The news media are often presumed to be a fourth estate, ...)1999
(From the Outside In examines the profound impact of World...)1996
Bartholomew H. Sparrow was attracted to the intricacies of the political world at an early age. Faced with choices such as becoming a journalist, practicing law, or participating directly in politics, Sparrow chose a fourth path. Sparrow could be categorized as a political historian as well as a political scientist. However, it is on the university campus that Sparrow found the flexibility and freedom he desired.
Sparrow says that he has always been interested in politics and government, and being an academic seemed to be the best way for him to study, teach, and write about different topics in government and public policy. He believes that the academy has another advantage: it allows faculty members to read and write what they want (assuming a certain quality) and to keep changing their focus of attention.
He is currently writing about the political and constitutional legacies of the fact that over half of European Americans who arrived in the British North American colonies were unfree workers, bound to their masters for typically four to seven years. For the project he has received support from the American Antiquarian Society, Library Company of Philadelphia, Newberry Library, and College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.
"I thought that the most proximate way for me to read and write about politics was to become an academic. So it is by obtaining a doctorate and as a college teacher that I have pursued my interests."
"I can move from subject to subject as long as I do the research and am satisfied that I have come to some sort of closure."
"The subjects of my writing have been of my own choosing. There has been no common formula for how I have come to write on the topics I do. Rather, I have let my own reaction to the received wisdom as reflected in articles, books, and conferences guide me to what I see as areas that have been less thoroughly studied or understood, given my own sense of the political."
Sparrow is a member of the American Political Science Association, Social Science History Association, Academy of Political Science, Western Political Science Association and Policy History Association.
On May 11, 2002, Sparrow married Polly Lanning.