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Faculty member publishes article about French historical figure Gustave Hervé

Jan 9, 2018

Ohio Northern University professor of history Michael B. Loughlin, Ph.D., published an article in the December 2017 edition of “Historical Reflection/Reflections Historiques.” The article, “From Insurrectional Socialism to French National Socialism: Gustave Hervé and the Great War,” situates Hervé’s political evolution within the context of World War I and was published 100 years after the United States’ entry into the war.

“The article synthesizes more than 1,300 pages of material that I have published on Hervé’s life and political transformation,” Loughlin said. “In other words, read this, and you will see why the example of Gustave Hervé helps us think about early 20th-century history.”

Loughlin is a recognized expert on Hervé and has published extensively about the French national socialist, who lived from 1871 to 1944.

Loughlin, who joined ONU in 1988, is marking his 30th year as a member of the University’s faculty. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Indiana University, all in the areas of history, and his Ph.D. involved modern European history.