Jeff Bremer: A New History of Iowa, 1673-2020

Headshot of historian Jeff Bremer


Jeff Bremer (History): A New History of Iowa, 1673-2020

Jeff Bremer (History) received a CEAH research grant to complete work on his book manuscript, A New History of Iowa, 1673-2020.

In the summer of 2021 he made three week-long research trips to Iowa City to visit archives. These included the Iowa Women’s Archive, the University of Iowa Libraries’ Special Collections, and the State Historical Society of Iowa research center in Iowa City. He also spent several days looking for images for the manuscript.

The book will be published by the University of Kansas Press in 2023 and surveys Iowa history from native settlements to the early 21st century, with chapters on topics such as the civil war, the great depression, and the 1980s farm crisis.