David Wrobel

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Ashbrook Center
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David Wrobel is Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the Merrick Chair of Western History. He is the author of Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism, from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression (2013); Promised Lands: Promotion, Memory and the Creation of the American West (2002); The End of American Exceptionalism: Frontier Anxiety from the Old West to the New Deal (1993); and numerous articles and essays. His current book projects are “The West and America, 1900-2000: A Regional History” (for Cambridge University Press) and "John Steinbeck's America, 1930-1968." He co-edits two book series: The Modern American West (University of Arizona Press) and The Urban West (University of Nevada Press).

Research Areas

The American West


PhD, Ohio University

Courses Taught

AHG 660 - Westward Expansion