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Frances Dorothy Acomb studied at Wellesley College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1928.
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Frances Dorothy attended Smith College, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in 1932.
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Acomb obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Chicago in 1943.
Frances Dorothy Acomb studied at Wellesley College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1928. She attended Smith College, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in 1932. Also, she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Chicago in 1943.
In 1929, Frances Dorothy Acomb began her career as a high school teacher of history, the post she held until 1936. After that, she joined the University of Chicago as a research assistant, that post she held until 1943. Also, she was an instructor at New York State Teachers College in Albany (present-day the State University of New York at Albany) in 1943. Later, she accepted the position of an assistant professor at Duke University in Durham. Between 1945 and 1975, she served as a professor of French history. From 1975, she was a professor emeritus of history.
Her first thesis, Anti-English Opinion in France, Frances Dorothy Acomb wrote in 1943. Her Anglophobia in France, 1763-1789: An Essay in the History of Constitutionalism and Nationalism, came out in 1950. In the book, Acomb discusses how French writers of the period alternately admired and disliked the English, depending on political allegiances and current events. The subsequent publications by Acomb include Statistical Control in the Army Air Forces (1952) and Mallet du Pan, 1749-1800: A Career in Political Journalism, that was written in 1973.
Acomb was a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Association of University Professors, the American Association of University Women, the American Historical Association and the Society for French Historical Studies.