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American Places

Encounters with History

American Places( )
Editor: Leuchtenburg, William E.
ISBN:978-0-19-515245-6
Publication Date:Jul 2002
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $39.95
Book Description:

American Places is a tribute to Sheldon Meyer's 40 year career as histroy editor at Oxford University Press. Included in this book are more than two dozen written contributions by America's most gifted historians commenting about their own encounters with historic places, bringing a personal viewpoint to bear an a wide variety of sites, ranging from Monticello to Fenway park.

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Born in Ridgewood (Queens), New York, William Leuchtenburg is currently William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was educated at Cornell University and at Columbia University, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1951. After teaching briefly at Smith College and Harvard University, he began a 30-year tenure on the faculty at Columbia, where he became De Witt Clinton Professor of American History in 1971. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the Society of American Historians, and most recently (1991) the American Historical Association. He has also been Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University.

Leuchtenburg is an expert on twentieth-century U.S. political history, especially the era of the New Deal. His book Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932--1940 (1963) won both the Bancroft and Parkman prizes.

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