My Wikipedia biography is Richard J. Jensen; its talk page lists a lot of additional activities. Since taking a PhD at Yale in 1966, I have been an active historian, with numerous books, articles and papers on quite a variety of themes, especially American political, social, military and economic history, as well as historiography and quantitative and computer methods. Since 1971 I have authored, coauthored or edited 21 scholarly or popular books, and written 45 scholarly articles. My most recent popular books I served as well on the editorial boards of six scholarly journals such as the Journal of American History and the American Journal of Sociology and have been a permanent or visiting professor at U Illinois-Chicago, Washington U, U. Michigan, Harvard U, West Point, Moscow State (in Russia), etc. Currently I am retired from teaching and am a Research Professor at Montana State University, Billings, Montana, USA. Here's the favorite book I've written: The Winning of the Midwest: 1888-1896 (1971), online free. For my entire career I have been (in terms of theology) a moderately liberal Roman Catholic historian of religion, a moderately conservative historian of politics, and a radical in methodology.

My Wikimania talk on July 13, 2012 explains how wiki editors refought the war of 1812 --it is online at

I revised the talk to also explore how Wikipedia operates like a frontier society. It is now (Oct 5 2012) in print as "Military History on the Electronic Frontier: Wikipedia Fights the War of 1812," The Journal of Military History 76#4 (October 2012): 1165-82; a version is online here

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In recognition of your significant contribution to Wikipedia and its values. Stan J. Klimas (talk) 23:10, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

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The Mary Wollstonecraft Award is awarded to contributors who have helped improve the coverage of women writers and their work on Wikipedia through content contributions, outreach, community changes and related actions. In particular, thank you for your efforts with the WikiProject Women writers start-up; your ideas and contributions are much appreciated. --Rosiestep (talk) 23:16, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
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Don't know if you actually did write half of the article or not, but I don't care enough to switch awards. During the process of the nomination for Alexander Hamilton, you were both tenacious in your defense of the page and edits to users who were quick to make changes (including myself), yet amiable and easy to work with. I'm a bit burned out on Hamilton as of now, but we will meet again, as I hope to get that article (along with a few other Founding Fathers) to an FA status (though I might settle with a few just at GA). Just a matter of when...Anyway, here you go! Thanks! LeftAire (talk) 22:13, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
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its for you professor..i hope you guide me in wikipedia m,sharaf (talk) 19:04, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

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The Red Maple Leaf Award

This barnstar is to recognise all the work you have been doing in providing detailed citations to scholarly works in a large number of Canadian articles. Thanks! Mr Serjeant Buzfuz (talk) 13:04, 15 December 2015 (UTC)


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