Professor of History
The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
Harry Fritz has taught a wide variety of courses in American history, including "United States History to the Civil War," "The Colonial and Revolutionary Experience to 1815," "The Age of Jefferson 1789-1815," "Afro-Americans to Emancipation," "Lewis and Clark in Montana," "The Marias River and Montana History," and "The Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) Historic Trail."His thirty-odd publications include several books, such as Montana: Land of Contrasts (Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publishing Co., 1984), and essays such as "The Origins of Twenty-first-Century Montana," published in Montana: The Magazine of Western History (Winter 1992) and reprinted in Robert R. Swartout, Jr. and Harry W. Fritz, eds., The Montana Heritage: An Anthology of Historical Essays (Helena: MHS Press, 1992).
His other writings include "Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Discovery of Montana," for the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation's 16th Annual Convention, and published as WPO Publications No. 8 (November 1984); "The Underside of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Travail of Meriwether Lewis," for the Southern Historical Association in Houston, TX (1985); and "The Bow of Ulysses: Presidential Leadership Under Jefferson and Madison," for the Northern Great Plains History Conference (1977).