Jeffrey L. Pasley

Jeffrey L. Pasley
University of Missouri – Columbia

Jeffrey L. Pasley is Professor of History and Journalism, as well as the Associate Director of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri. A graduate of Carleton College and Harvard University, he is the author of the award-winning books “The Tyranny of Printers”: Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic, and The First Presidential Contest: The Election of 1796 and the Beginnings of American Democracy, a finalist for the 2014 George Washington Book Prize. Before entering academia, he learned about journalism and politics directly as a reporter-researcher for The New Republic and as a speechwriter for Al Gore’s 1988 presidential campaign.

Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.