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David M. Potter

AKA David Morris Potter

Born: 6-Dec-1910
Birthplace: Augusta, GA
Died: 18-Feb-1971
Location of death: Stanford, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861

Father: David Morris Potter
Mother: Kittie F. Brown
Wife: Ethelyn E. Henry (m. 1939, div. 1945)
Wife: Dilys Mary Roberts (m. 1948, d. 1969)
Daughter: Catherine Mary

    University: BA, Emory University (1932)
    University: PhD, Yale University (1940)
    Instructor: History, University of Mississippi (1936-38)
    Instructor: History, Rice Institute (1938-42)
    Professor: History, Yale University (1942-61)
    Professor: American History, Stanford University (1961-71)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Historical Association President
    American Philosophical Society
    Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
    Organization of American Historians President
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
 
    Pulitzer Prize for History 1977 for The Impending Crisis, 1841-1867

Author of books:
Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis (1942, history)
Nationalism and Sectionalism in America, 1775-1877: Select Problems in Historical Interpretation (1949, history)
Government and the American Economy 1870-Present: Select Problems in Historical Interpretation (1950, history)
People of Plenty: Economic Abundance and the American Character (1954, economics)
Eight Issues in American History: Views and Counterviews (1966, history)
The South and the Sectional Conflict (1968, history)
The South and the Concurrent Majority (1972, history)
History and American Society: Essays (1973, history)
The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861 (1976, history)
Freedom and Its Limitations in American Life (1976, essays)


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