William E. Dodd Biography

William E. Dodd (October 21, 1869–February 9, 1940) was professor of history at the University of Chicago. Dodd specialized in the history of the American South, and served as ambassador to Germany from 1933–37.


The life of Nathaniel Macon, by William E. Dodd. Raleigh, N.C.: Edwards & Broughton, Printers, 1903; Reprint, New York: B. Franklin, 1970.

Jefferson Davis, by William E. Dodd. Philadelphia: G.W. Jacobs, 1907; Reprint, introduction to the Bison Books edition by Steven E. Woodworth. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.

Robert J. Walker, imperialist, by William Edward Dodd. Chicago: Chicago Literary Club, 1914.

Expansion and conflict, by William E. Dodd. 2d, rev. ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, pref. 1919, 1915.

Woodrow Wilson and his work, by William E. Dodd. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page, 1920.

The public papers of Woodrow Wilson. Edited by Ray Stannard Baker and William E. Dodd. Authorized ed. 6 vols. New York: Harper, 1925-1927.

The cotton kingdom; a chronicle of the Old South, by William E. Dodd. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1921; Reprint, Toronto: Glasgow, Brook; New York: United States Publishers Association, 1978.

The spirit of '76 and other essays, by Carl Becker, J. M. Clark, William E. Dodd. Washington: Robert Brookings graduate school of economics and government, 1927.

The old South; struggles for democracy, by William E. Dodd. New York: Macmillan, 1937

The Nazi primer; official handbook for schooling the Hitler youth, translated from the original German with a preface by Harwood L. Childs with a commentary by William E. Dodd. New York, London: Harper & Brothers, 1938.

Ambassador Dodd's diary, 1933-1938; edited by William E. Dodd, jr. and Martha Dodd. With an introduction by Charles A. Beard. London: V. Gollancz, 1941.