William W. Hagen (born 1942) is a prominent historian and professor of
history at the University of California-Davis. Hagen's focus is on
modern European history, primarily in relation to Germany and Eastern
Europe. He obtained his B.A. from
Harvard University and his M.A. and
Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Starting as assistant professor
in 1970,  he became associate professor of history in 1977 and
professor of history in 1981. From 1992-1998, Hagen served as director
of the UC Davis Center for History, Society, and Culture. In 1996, he
served as president of the Conference Group for Central European
History (American Historical Association).
"National Solidarity and Organic Work in Prussian Poland, 1815-1914,"
Journal of Modern History Vol. 44, No. 1, March 1972.
Germans, Poles and Jews: the Nationality Conflict in the Prussian
East, 1772-1914 (
University of Chicago
University of Chicago Press, 1980).
"Working for the Junker: The Standard of Living of Manorial Laborers
in Brandenburg, 1584-1810," The
Journal of Modern History Vol. 58, No.
1, March 1986.
Seventeenth-Century Crisis in Brandenburg: The Thirty Years' War, the
Destabilization of Serfdom, and the Rise of Absolutism (American
Historical Review, 94 (1989): 302-335).
"Before the 'Final Solution': Toward a Comparative Analysis of
Political Antisemitism in Interwar Germany and Poland," Journal of
Modern History Vol. 68, No. 2, June 1996. This work has received the
Chester Penn Higby Prize for best article in the Journal of Modern
History in a two-year period (conferred by the Modern European History
Section of the American Historical Association).
Ordinary Prussians: Brandenburg Junkers and Villagers, 1500-1840
(Cambridge University Press, 2002). This work has been awarded the
Hans Rosenberg Prize of the Central European Conference
Group (American Historical Association) for best North American book
on German history. 
The Moral Economy of Popular Violence: The Pogrom in Lwów, November
1918. This article appeared in Robert Blobaum, ed., Antisemitism and
Its Opponents in Modern Poland (Cornell University Press, 2005),
German History in Modern Times: Four Lives of the Nation (Cambridge
University Press, 2012).
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