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In 1969, Papke received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College.
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In 1973, Papke received a Juris Doctor and a Master of Arts in American Studies from Yale University.
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Papke received a Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies from the University of Michigan in 1984.
(Americans seem increasingly disenchanted with their legal...)
Americans seem increasingly disenchanted with their legal system. In the wake of several high-profile trials, America's faith in legal authority appears profoundly shaken. And yet, as David Ray Papke shows in this dramatic and erudite tour of American history, many Americans have challenged and often rejected the rule of law since the earliest days of the country's founding. Papke traces the lineage of such legal heretics from nineteenth-century activists William Lloyd Garrison and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, through Eugene Debs, and up to more recent radicals, such as the Black Panther Party, anti-abortionists, and militia members.
(When the American Railway Union went on strike against th...)
When the American Railway Union went on strike against the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1894, it set into motion a chain of events whose repercussions are still felt today. The strike pitted America's largest industrial union against twenty-four railroads, paralyzed rail traffic in half the country, and in the end was broken up by federal troops and suppressed by the courts, with union leader Eugene Debs incarcerated. But behind the Pullman case lay a conflict of ideologies at a watershed time in our nation's history.
In 1969, Papke received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College. In 1973, he received a Juris Doctor and a Master of Arts in American Studies from Yale University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies from the University of Michigan in 1984.
David Papke joined the Marquette University Law School faculty in 2002 after serving on the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis faculty for eighteen years. Professor Papke worked earlier as Dean of Yale University's Davenport College, and he has been a visiting professor at the University of Illinois and Indiana University-Bloomington.
In 1986-87, he was a Fulbright professor at Tamkang University, Taipei, and he has lectured in Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, St. Kitts, Uganda, and Vietnam. Professor Papke teaches Property, Family Law, Jurisprudence, Legal History, and a range of courses and seminars in law and the humanities. He has a special scholarly interest in the role of law in American culture.
(When the American Railway Union went on strike against th...)1999
(Americans seem increasingly disenchanted with their legal...)1998
Papke's research and writing are primarily devoted to developing a critical consciousness within the American cultural context. In particular, he focuses on law and legal concerns as central features of American cultural life.
Papke was a member of the American Culture Association, American Studies Association, Association of American Law Schools, Law and Humanities Institute, Organization of America Historians.
On June 23, 1973, Papke married Mary Elise Hume. They have four children - Tulita, Virginia, Nora, and John.