Louis Ruchames, American educator, historian. Member American, Southern history associations, Organisation American Historians, American Jewish History Society (chairman academic council 1973-1976), Americans Democratic Action, American Civil Liberties Union, Association Study Negro Life and History.
Director B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation, U. Alabama, 1943-1944, Western Massachusetts B’nai B’rith Hillel Founds., Smith College, Amherst College and University Massachusetts, 1944-1966. Visiting lecturer history Smith College, 1962-1963, 65-66, U. Massachusetts-Amherst, 1963-1964. Professor of history U. Massachusetts-Boston, 1966-1976, department chairman, 1967-1970.
Advisory committee Civil Liberties Union Massachusetts, 1966-1976. Board overseers Jacob Hiatt Institute, Brandeis U., 1966-1970.
Author: Race, Jobs and Politics: The Story of FEPC, 1953. A John Brown Reader, 1960. The Abolitionists: A Collection of their Writings, 1963.
Racial Thought in America, From the Puritans to Abraham Lincoln, 1970. John Brown: The Making of a Revolutionary, 1970. The Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, Vol.
II, 1836-1840, A House Dividing Against Itself, 1971, Vol. IV, 1850-1860, From Disunionism to the Brink of War. Also essays and reviews Editorial board American Jewish History Quarterly, 1972-1976.