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American history:a survey
Current, Richard Nelson.
Personal Author:
Fourth edition.
Physical Description:
xvi, 911 pages, xlv pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Based on A history of the United States, by T. H. Williams, R. N. Current, and F. Freidel.
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Format :

On Order


Author Notes

Born in Colorado City, Colorado, on October 5, 1912, Richard Nelson Current received his B.A. from Oberlin College and went on to earn an M.S. at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Ph.D. in history (1939) at the University of Wisconsin. Current taught at a number of institutions, including Rutgers University, Lawrence College, Mills College, the University of Illinois, and the University of Wisconsin before becoming Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1966--1983). He also taught in Japan, India, the Netherlands, Australia, Chile, and Germany. He was Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University.

Current wrote about historical subjects ranging from the invention of the typewriter to American diplomacy. In 2000, he won the Lincoln Prize for lifetime achievement in the area of best non-fiction historical work pertaining to the American Civil War .

Current died on October 26, 2012 at age 100. He is buried in Greensboro, NC.

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