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Philip D. Curtin

Philip D. CurtinAKA Philip De Armind Curtin

Born: 22-May-1922
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 4-Jun-2009
Location of death: West Chester, PA [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census

Military service: US Merchant Marine (WWII)


[1] Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA.

Wife: Phyllis Curtin (div.)
Wife: Patricia Romero (div.)
Wife: Anne Gilbert (three sons, until his death)
Son: Charles
Son: Christopher
Son: Steven

    University: BA, Swarthmore College (1948)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1949)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1953)
    Teacher: Swarthmore College (1953-56)
    Professor: University of Wisconsin-Madison (1956-75)
    Professor: Johns Hopkins University (1975-2009)

    MacArthur Fellowship 1983

Author of books:
The Image of Africa: British Ideas and Action, 1780-1850 (1964, history)
The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census (1969, history)
Economic Change in Precolonial Africa: Senegambia in the Era of the Slave Trade (1975, history)
African History (1978, history)
Cross-Cultural Trade in World History (1984, history)
Death by Migration: Europe's Encounter with the Tropical World in the Nineteenth Century (1989, history)
The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex: Essays in Atlantic History (1990, history)
Disease and Empire: The Health of European Troops in the Conquest of Africa (1998, history)
The World and the West: The European Challenge and the Overseas Response in the Age of Empire (2000, history)
Migration and Mortality in Africa and the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 (2001, history)
On the Fringes of History: A Memoir (2005, memoir)



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