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William Appleman Williams

Born: 12-Jun-1921
Birthplace: Atlantic, IA
Died: 6-Mar-1990
Location of death: Waldport, OR
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at sea)

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Tragedy of American Diplomacy

Military service: US Navy (1945-46, injured)

Father: William Carlton Williams ("Billy", USAF pilot, d. 1929 airplane crash)
Mother: Mildrede
Wife: Jeannie Preston (m. 1945, div. 1955)
Wife: Corrine Croft Hammer (m. 1955, div. 1968)

    High School: Atlantic High School, Atlantic, IA (transferred)
    High School: Kemper Military Academy, Booneville, MO
    University: US Naval Academy, Annapolis (1945)
    University: MA, University of Wisconsin at Madison
    University: PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison
    Professor: University of Wisconsin at Madison (1957-68)
    Professor: Oregon State University (1968-86)

    Fair Play for Cuba Committee
    Organization of American Historians President (1980)
    Purple Heart
    Fulbright

Author of books:
American-Russian Relations, 1781-1947 (1952)
The Tragedy of American Diplomacy (1958)
The Contours of American History (1961)
The Great Evasion: An Essay on the Contemporary Relevance of Karl Marx and on the Wisdom of Admitting the Heretic into the Dialogue about America's Future (1964)
The Shaping of American Diplomacy (1966)
Roots of the Modern American Empire: A Study of the Growth and Shaping of a Social Consciousness in a Marketplace Society (1969)
America Confronts a Revolutionary World (1976)
Empire as a Way of Life (1980)


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