Professor John Leazer specializes in European history with an emphasis on Britain and Ireland. He earned his Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago. While there he was awarded a grant from the English Speaking Union to complete his dissertation titled "The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Scottish Herring Fishery: The Effect of the 1707 Treaty of Union and its Impact on Early Modern Great Britain."
Prof. Leazer has given several conference papers on a variety of topics in British history including the Irish Famine, the Union of England and Scotland, and undergraduate response to British history. He is currently working on his book titled The Fish that Saved the Union: The Scottish Herring Fishery, the 1707 Treaty of Union and the Foraging of the United Kingdom.
Along with his classes on the history of Europe and Great Britain, Prof. Leazer teaches classes on the history of the Atlantic World, Historical Methods as well as regularly participating in the Heritage Program. He joined the Carthage faculty in 2008.
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