Academic journal article Civil War History

In Memoriam

Academic journal article Civil War History

In Memoriam

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David Herbert Donald, Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University, died May 17, 2009. He was 88. A native of Mississippi and a graduate of Milsaps College in Jackson, Donald received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois, where he studied under James G. Randall. After completing his graduate training, Randall taught at Columbia University, Smith College, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, and Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Donald's best-known book is Lincoln, considered by many scholars to be the best of the many Lincoln biographies. The book was awarded the coveted Lincoln Prize in 1996. Among his more than thirty other works are the Pulitzer Prize-winning Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War and Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, as well as Lincoln's Herndon: A Biography, Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era, and Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man. Most recently, Donald was working on a biography of John Quincy Adams.

Kenneth Stampp, Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley, died July lo, 2009. He was 96. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stampp received his B. …

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