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Oscar Handlin

Oscar HandlinBorn: 29-Sep-1915
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 20-Sep-2011
Location of death: Cambridge, MA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Uprooted

Father: Joseph Handlin
Mother: Ida Yanowitz
Brother: Nathan
Wife: Mary Flug (m. 1937, d. 1976, one son, two daughters)
Son: David
Daughter: Joanna Handlin Smith
Daughter: Ruth Nandlin Manley
Wife: Lilian Bombach (m. 1977, until his death)

    University: BA, Brooklyn College (1934)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1935)
    Teacher: History, Brooklyn College (1936-38)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1940)
    Professor: Harvard University (1939-86)
    Administrator: Library Director, Harvard University (1979-85)

    Pulitzer Prize for History 1952 for The Uprooted
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1954
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1983
    New York Public Library Trustee (1973-)

Author of books:
Boston's Immigrants, 17901865 (1941)
Commonwealth: A Study of the Role of Government in the American Economy: Massachusetts 1774-1861 (1947)
This Was America (1949)
The Uprooted (1951)
Adventure in Freedom: Three Hundred Years of Jewish Life in America (1954)
The Positive Contribution of Immigrants (1955)
Race and Nationality in American Life (1956)
Immigration as a Factor in American History (1959)
The NEwcomers: Negroes and Puerto Ricans in a Changing Metropolis (1960)
Fire-Bell in the Night (1964)
Popular Sources of Political Authority (1967)
History of the United States (1967-68, history, 2 vols.)
Facing Life (1971, with Mary F. Handlin)
The Wealth of the American People (1975)
Truth in History (1979)
The Distortion of America (1981)
Liberty and Power (1986)
Liberty in Expansion (1989)
Liberty in Peril (1991)
Liberty and Equality (1994)
From the Outer World (1997)


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