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David Sowell, American history educator. Organization of American States fellow, 1983, Doherty fellow Princeton University, 1983, Fulbright fellow, 1983, American Council of Learned Societies fellow, 1995; Tinker research grantee, 1985, National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1991, 92, 95.


Sowell, David was born on April 8, 1952 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Son of Leon V. and Patricia E. (Plaehn) Sowell.


AB, Western Kentucky University, 1975. Bachelor, Grand Valley State Colleges, 1976. Master of Arts, University Florida, 1980.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Florida, 1986.


Assistant professor Fort Hays (Kansas) State University, 1986-1987, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1987-1988, Juniata College, Huntingdon, 1989-1992, associate professor, since 1992, director international programs, 1996-1999.


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    • Author: Contact, Conquest, and Consequences: A Lecture Series in Commemoration of the Quincential of 1492, 1993, The Early Colombian Labor Movement: Artisans and Politics in Bogota, 1832-1919, 1992, Santander y la opinion Angloamericana: Vision de viajeros y periodicos, 1821-1840, 1991. Contributor articles to professional journals. Reader Hispanic American History Review, The Americans, National Research Council, United States Agency for International Development University Development Linkages Program, 1991.

      Co-editor: El Eco de los Andes, 1990-1994.


Member American History Association, Latin American Studies Association, Southeastern Conference Latin American Studies, Conference Latin American History (secretary Gran Colombian committee 1989-1991, president 1991-1994, 99—), Sigma Iota Rho.


Married M. Christine Hedick. 1 child, Emily R.H.

Leon V. Sowell

Patricia E. (Plaehn) Sowell

M. Christine Hedick

Emily R.H Sowell