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Louis Ruchames

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.

Background

  • Ruchames, Louis was born on May 25, 1917 in New York City. Son of Sam and Yetta (Schaeffer) Ruchames.

  • Education

    • B.S.S., City College New York, 1937. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1940, Doctor of Philosophy., 1951.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    • 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.

    Membership

    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.

    Connections

    • Married Miriam Lantz, August 22, 1943. Children: Robert Mark, Barbara Rena.
    • father: Sam Ruchames
    • mother: Yetta (Schaeffer) Ruchames
    • spouse: Miriam Lantz
    • children: Robert Mark Ruchames
    • Barbara Rena Ruchames
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    Born March 25, 1917
    Died June 2, 1976
    (aged 59)
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