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educator , historian.

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

  • Other Work

    • 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