Professor of History Emeritus

Email: williamh@uic.edu

Professor Hoisington taught Modern European history, particularly French & French colonial history, until his retirement from UIC in 2000. He is currently working on a book project entitled, “Reshaping the World of Islam: France and the Sultan of Morocco, 1912-1925.”




▪  The Assassination of Jacques Lemaigre Dubreuil: A Frenchman between France and North Africa (London & New York: Routledge Curzon, 2005). Paperback edition, July 2010. French translation and edition: Jacques Lemaigre Dubreuil de Paris à Casablanca: Vingt ans d’engagements (1935-1955) (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2009).

▪  Lyautey and the French Conquest of Morocco (New York & London: St. Martin’s Press & Macmillan, 1995).

▪  The Casablanca Connection: French Colonial Policy, 1936-1943 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984). French translation and edition: L’Héritage de Lyautey: Noguès et la politique française au Maroc, 1936-1943 (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1995). Arabic translation and edition: Al-Himaya al-Faransiya bi al-Maghrib, 1936-1943 (Rabat: Publications de la Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines, Université Mohammed V, 2002).

▪  Taxpayer Revolt in France: The National Taxpayers' Federation, 1928-1939 (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1973).


Selected Articles:

▪ “Designing Morocco’s Future: France and the Native Policy Council, 1921-1925,” The Journal of North African Studies, 5, no. 1 (Spring 2000): 63-108.

▪ “The Mediterranean Committee and French North Africa, 1935-1940,” The Historian, 53, no. 2 (Winter 1991): 255-66.

▪ “Cities in Revolt: The Berber Dahir (1930) and France's Urban Strategy in Morocco,” Journal of Contemporary History, 13, no. 3 (July 1978): 433-48.

▪ “Toward the Sixth of February: Taxpayer Protest in France, 1928-1934,” Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques, 3, no. 1 (Summer 1976): 49-67.

▪ “In the Service of the Third French Republic: Jean-Baptiste Charcot (1867-1936) and the Antarctic,” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 119, no. 4 (August 1975): 315-24.

▪ “Politics and Postage Stamps: The Postal Issues of the French State and Empire, 1940-1944,” French Historical Studies, 7, no. 3 (Spring 1972): 349-67.

▪ “The Struggle for Economic Influence in Southeastern Europe: The French Failure in Romania, 1940,” Journal of Modern History, 43, no. 3 (September 1971): 468-82.

▪ “Class Against Class: The French Communist Party and the Comintern, A Study of Election Tactics in 1928,” International Review of Social History, 15, no. 1 (1970): 19-42.



▪ Alf Andrew Heggoy Prize of the French Colonial Historical Society, 1985 for The Casablanca Connection: French Colonial Policy, 1936-1943.

Louis et Fernande Marin Prize of the Société de géographie humaine de Paris, 1995 and the Marshal Lyautey Prize of the Académie des sciences d’outre-mer, 1996 for L’Héritage de Lyautey: Noguès et la politique française au Maroc, 1936-1943.

Award from the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco, 2002, for Al-Himaya al-Faransiya bi al-Maghrib, 1936-1943.

▪ Honorable Mention, Alf Andrew Heggoy Prize, French Colonial Historical Society, 1996 for Lyautey and the French Conquest of Morocco.

▪ Fulbright Islamic Civilization Research Grant, Morocco, 1983 and Fulbright Research Grant, Morocco, 1991.

▪ National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Travel to Collections Grants, 1984, 1991 and Summer Stipend, 1989.

▪ American Philosophical Society Grants, 1972, 1978, 1982.

▪ American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) Research Grant, Morocco, 1996.

▪ French Colonial Historical Society Grant, 1978.

▪ Rotary Foundation University Teacher Grant, Mohammed V University, Rabat,    Morocco, 1986.

▪ Camargo Foundation Fellowship, Cassis, France, 1998.

▪ Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois at Chicago, Senior Fellowship, 1987-1988, and Grants-in-Aid of Research, 1994, 1999.

▪ UIC Silver Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1980.

▪ UIC Shirley A. Bill Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000.