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Paul S. Boyer

AKA Paul Samuel Boyer

Born: 2-Aug-1935
Birthplace: Dayton, OH
Died: 17-Mar-2012
Location of death: Madison, WI
Cause of death: Cancer - Liver

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: When Time Shall Be No More


[1] Brethren in Christ Church (sect of Mennonites).

Father: Clarence Boyer
Mother: Ethel
Brother: Ernest L. Boyer (educator, d. 1995)
Brother: William Boyer
Wife: Ann (until his death, one son, one daughter)
Son: Alex
Daughter: Kate

    University: Upland College (transferred)
    University:
PhD, Harvard University (1966)
    Professor: American History, University of Massachusetts Amherst (1967-80)
    Professor: American History, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1980-2002)
    Director: Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1993-2001)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Antiquarian Society
    Society of American Historians
    Guggenheim Fellowship

Author of books:
Purity in Print: The Vice-Society Movement and Book Censorship in America (1968, media studies)
Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (1974, religion)
Urban Masses and Moral Order in America, 1820-1920 (1978, social studies)
By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age (1985, social studies)
When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture (1992, religion)
Fallout: A Historian Reflects on America's Half-Century Encounter with Nuclear Weapons (1998, social studies)


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