Stephen A. Schuker
William W. Corcoran Professor (1991)
On Leave: Fall 2012 to Spring 2013
Office Hours: Tues. 2:00-3:00, Thurs. 1:00-2:00, and by appointment
Office: 354 Nau Hall
Phone: (434) 924-6405
Email: sas4u (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesModern Europe, International
B.A. Cornell 1959
M.A. Harvard 1962
Ph.D. Harvard 1969
Publications, Awards, and Activities
(ed.) Die westeuropäische Sicherheit und die deutsch-französischen Beziehungen, 1914-1963. With the assistance of Elisabeth Müller-Luckner. (München: Oldenbourg Verlag 2000).
American "Reparations" to Germany, 1919-33: Implications for the Third-World Debt Crisis. (Princeton: Princeton Studies in International Finance, 1988).
The End of French Predominance in Europe: The Financial Crisis of 1924 and the Adoption of the Dawes Plan (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1976). Paperback edition, 1988. ACLS web edition, 2005.
"Intelligence and Grand Strategy in France, 1919-1940," in Jonathan Haslam and Karina Urbach, Keeping Secrets: Intelligence and the Conduct of International Relations, 1914-1989 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012).
"A Sea Change in the Atlantic Economy: How the West Pulled Ahead of the Rest and Why It May Cease to Do So," in Anthony Hay et al., eds., Is There Still a West? The Future of the Atlantic Alliance (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2007), 89-124.
"Money Doctors between the Wars: The Competition between Central Banks, Private Financial Advisers, and Multilateral Agencies," in Marc Flandreau, ed., Money Doctors: The Experience of International Financial Advising, 1850-2000 (London: Routledge, 2003), 49-77.
"The Gold-Exchange Standard: A Reinterpretation," in Carl-L. Holtfrerich and Harold James, eds., The International Financial System: Past and Present (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 77-94.
"The European Union from Jean Monnet to the Euro: A Historical Overview," in Joan Hoff and Ann Fidler, eds., The European Union: From Jean Monnet to the Euro (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2000), 15-31.
"American Foreign Policy: The European Dimension," in John M. Haynes, ed., Calvin Coolidge and the Coolidge Era: Essays on the History of the 1920s (Hanover and London: University Press of New England/Library of Congress, 1998), 289-308.
"The Rhineland Question: West European Security at the Paris Peace Conference," in Manfred Boemeke, Gerald D. Feldman, and Elisabeth Glaser, eds., The Treaty of Versailles: A Reassessment after Seventy-five Years (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998), 275-312.
"Woodrow Wilson versus American Public Opinion: The Unconditional Surrender Movement of 1918," in Guido Müller, ed., Internationale Beziehungen im 20. Jahrhundert: Deutschland und der Westen. Festschrift for Klaus Schwabe (Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag, 1998), 101-10.
"The Candidacy That Never Was: Owen D. Young and the Presidential Election of 1932," in Kenneth W. Thompson, ed., Statesmen Who Were Never President (Lanham, MD.: University Press of America, 1996), 2:125-44 .
"Europe's Banker: The American Banking Community and European Reconstruction, 1918-1922," in Marta Petricioli, ed., A Missed Opportunity? 1922: The Reconstruction of Europe/Une Occasion Manquée? 1922: La Reconstruction de l'Europe (Bern: Peter Lang, 1995), 47-59.
"Ambivalent Exile: Heinrich Brüning and America's Good War," in Christoph Buchheim, Michael Hutter and Harold James, eds., Zerrissene Zwischenkriegszeit. Wirtschaftshistorische Beiträge: Knut Borchardt zum 65. Geburtstag (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1994), 329-56.
"Origins of American Stabilization Policy in Europe: The Financial Dimension, 1918-1924," in Hans-Jürgen Schröder, ed., Deutschland und Amerika in der Epoche des Ersten Weltkrieges 1900-1924/Germany and the United States in the Era of World War I, 1900-1924 (Providence: Berg, 1993), 377-407.
"American Policy toward Debts and Reconstruction at Genoa, 1922," in Carole Fink, Axel Frohn, and Jürgen Heideking, eds., Genoa, Rapallo, and the Reconstruction of Europe in 1922 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991), 95-122.
"Owen D. Young" and "Charles Gates Dawes," in Larry Schweikart, ed., Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography: Banking and Finance, 1913-1989 (New York: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1990), 68-77, 482-92. .
"The End of Versailles," in Gordon Martel, ed., "The Origins of the Second World War" Reconsidered: The A.J.P. Taylor Debate after Twenty-Five Years. (Allen & Unwin, London: 1986,1999), 49-72.
"France and the Remilitarization of the Rhineland, 1936," French Historical Studies (1986), 299-339. Abridged Chinese-language version, "The Military and Economic Background of France's Concession Policy in the Rhineland Crisis, 1936," trans. Quan Yi, in The Second World War History Bulletin 10 (1989).
"American 'Reparations' to Germany, 1919-1933," in G. D. Feldman et al., Die Nachwirkungen der Inflation auf die deutsche Geschichte 1924-1933 (Munich: Oldenbourg, 1985), 335-84. rpt. in Mark Thomas, ed., The Disintegration of the World Economy between the Wars (Cheltenham: E. Elgar, 1996), 1:445-93.
Research fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States, 1998-99
Stipendiat, Historisches Kolleg (Munich), Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft, 1996-97
Secretary of the Navy Senior Research Fellow, Naval War College, 1992-93
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship in International Security, 1987-89.
American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, 1976-77, 1986.
Senior Scholar, Western European Area, Fulbright Commission, 1985.
American Philosophical Society grantee, 1985.
Tauber Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Fellow, 1982.
George Louis Beer Prize, American Historical Association, 1977.
Watch on the Rhine: The Rhineland and the Security of the West, 1914-1950, Now in progress. Political, diplomatic, and strategic study of the Franco-German conflict, conceived in the widest sense, from the debates over World War I war aims through Hitler's remilitarization in 1936, with a final section treating transformation of the West European security problem after World War II.