Gerald Prout

Gerald Prout

Gerald Prout

Adjunct Faculty

U.S. History: Political recognition of reform movements

Following a forty year career in corporate public affairs from 1973 to 2013, has taught political science and history at GMU and Marquette Universities (2012 to present).

Current Research

Terence Powderly and the Knights of Labor 

Selected Publications

Chasing Automation, Cornell University Press, 2022

“Populism and the Populists,” The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Volume 78, May 2019

“The Six and the Sixties,” Journalism History, Volume 44, Summer, 2018 Coxey’s Crusade for Jobs Northern Illinois University Press, 2016

Coxey's Crusade for Jobs, Northern Illinois University Press

“Hope, Fear, and Confusion: Coxey’s Arrival in Washington; Washington History, Volume 25,Summer 2013



Courses Taught

Graduate Readings in Labor History (HIST 615 - B03)


PhD History, George Mason University 2012

M.A. Political Science, American University 1979

M.A. History, Duke University 1972

B.A. History, Westminster College (MO), 1971