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William L. O'Neill

AKA William Lawrence O'Neill

Born: 18-Apr-1935
Birthplace: Big Rapids, MI
Died: 29-Mar-2016
Location of death: New Brunswick, NJ [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Elmwood Cemetery, New Brunswick, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Coming Apart


[1] Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.

Father: John Patrick O'Neill (oil wildcatter)
Mother: Helen Elizabeth Marsh (teacher)
Brother: Dan
Wife: Elizabeth Carol Knollmueller (until his death, two daughters)
Daughter: Cassandra Leigh
Daughter: Catherine Lorraine

    University: BA, University of Michigan (1957)
    University: MA, University of California at Berkeley (1958)
    University: PhD History, University of California at Berkeley (1963)
    Assistant Professor: University of Colorado (1964-66)
    Associate Professor: University of Wisconsin-Madison (1966-71)
    Professor: History, Rutgers University (1971-2006)

    Phi Beta Kappa Society

Author of books:
Divorce in the Progressive Era (1967, history)
Everyone Was Brave: A History of Feminism in America (1969, history)
Coming Apart: An Informal History of America in the 1960's (1971, history)
The Last Romantic: A Life of Max Eastman (1978, biography)
A Better World: The Great Schism: Stalinism and the American Intellectuals (1982, intellectual history)
American High: The Years of Confidence, 1945-1960 (1986, history)
A Democracy at War: America's Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II (1993, history)
The New Left: A History (2001, politics)
A Bubble in Time: America During the Interwar Years, 1989-2001 (2009, history)


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