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Bert James Loewenberg

Bert James Loewenberg, American historian, educator. Fellow Society American Studies, Royal History Society (England); member American Studies Association, History Science Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, Alpha Pi Zeta.; Member editorial board Revista de Historia de America, 1940-1950.

Background

  • Loewenberg, Bert James was born on December 24, 1905 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Herman and Sarah M. (Kelson) Loewenberg.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Clark University, 1926, Master of Arts, 1927, Doctor of Laws, 1970. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1934. Social Science Research Council fellow, University of Oxford, U. London, U. Edinburgh, U. Cambridge, 1934-1935.

    Career

    • Assistant state director Massachusetts Federal Writers Project, 1935-1937. Assistant professor of University South Dakot, 1937-1942. Professor Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1942-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1974, director Center Continuing Edition and Community Studies, 1965-1969, director emeritus, 1972-1974, director graduate program preparation for college teaching, 1966-1971, also holder Esther Rauchenbush chair.

      Visiting professor U. Missouri, 1939-1940, U. Rochester, 1941-1942, Mexican universities, 1944, Cornell Univercity, 1946, Northwestern University, 1947, New School Social Research, 1947, Ruskin College, Oxford, 1952, Salzburg Seminar American Studies, 1953, Hebrew U., 1953, New York University Graduate School, 1958, Experimental College Virgin Islands, 1955. Fulbright professor of University Leeds, U. Cambridge, 1960-1961. Chairman Darwin Anniversary Committee, 1957-1959.

      Trustee Sarah Lawrence College, 1959-1961. Social Science Research Council fellow, 1934-1935, 62-63, Newberry Library fellow, 1960, American Council Learned Socs. fellow, 1963.

    Works

    • Author: Bibliography of Horace Mann, 1937. United States: American Democracy World Prespective, 1947. Essays in Teaching, 1950.

      Darwin, Wallace Natural Selection, 1958. Religion in Public Schools, 1958. Charles Darwin, Evolution and Nature Selection, 1958.

      Making America Democracy, 2d edition., 1960. American History in American Thought, 1972.

    Membership

    Fellow Society American Studies, Royal History Society (England). Member American Studies Association, History Science Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, Alpha Pi Zeta.; Member editorial board Revista de Historia de America, 1940-1950.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Cinamon, October 9, 1932. Children: Robert James, Judith Anne, Sarah Miriam.
    • father: Herman Loewenberg
    • mother: Sarah M. (Kelson) Loewenberg
    • spouse: Anne Cinamon
    • children: Robert James Loewenberg
    • Judith Anne Loewenberg
    • Sarah Miriam Loewenberg
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    Born December 24, 1905
    Died August 13, 1974
    (aged 68)
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