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George Dangerfield

George Dangerfield, British author. Recipient Bancroft prize in American history Columbia University, 1953, Pulitzer prize in American history, 1953; Benjamin D. Shreve fellow Princeton University, 1957-1958; Guggenheim fellow, 1970.

Background

  • Dangerfield, George was born on October 28, 1904 in Newbury, Berkshire, England. Came to United States, 1930, naturalized, 1943. Son of George and Ethel Margaret (Tyrer) Dangerfield.

  • Education

    • Student, Forest School, Walthamstow, Essex, England, 1922. Bachelor, Hertford College, Oxford University, 1927. Master of Arts, Oxford University, 1968.

    Career

    • Assistant editor Brewer, Warren & Putnam, New York City, 1930-1932. Literature editor Vanity Fair magazine, 1933-1935. Writer, lecturer, 1935-1986.

      Lecturer history University California at Santa Barbara, 1968-1972.

    Works

    • The Awakening of American Nationalism: 1815 - 1828
    • A felicitous and fresh retelling of the story of the emergence of American nationalism! By any criteria the years following the Peace of Ghent, a period inaugurated by what has been superficially called "the era of good feelings," must be considered a time of exceptional growth and development in the United States.

    Membership

    Served 102d infantry division Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Fellow Society of America Historians. Member Common Cause, American Civil Liberties Union, Friends of Montecito Public Library, American Antiquarian Society.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Mary Deey Spedding, June 28, 1928. Married Mary Lou Schott, June 29, 1941. Children: Mary Jo, Hilary, Anthony.
    • father: George Dangerfield
    • mother: Ethel Margaret (Tyrer) Dangerfield
    • spouses: Helen Mary Deey Spedding
    • Mary Lou Schott
    • children: Mary Jo Dangerfield
    • Hilary Dangerfield
    • Anthony Dangerfield
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    Born October 28, 1904
    Died December 27, 1986
    (aged 82)
    Nationality
    • 1922
      Forest School
    • 1927
      Hertford College
    • 1968
      Oxford University
    • 1930 - 1932
      Assistant, editor Brewer
    • 1933 - 1935
      literature editor Vanity Fair magazine
    • 1935 - 1986
      writer
    • 1935 - 1986
      lecturer