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John R. Gillis

AKA John Randall Gillis

Born: 13-Jan-1939
Birthplace: Plainfield, NJ

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Islands of the Mind

Wife: Christina Mardsen

    University: BA, Amherst College (1960)
    University: PhD, Stanford University (1965)
    Professor: Rutgers University

    American Historical Association

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Author of books:
The Prussian Bureaucracy in Crisis, 1840-1860: Origins of an Administrative Ethos (1971, history)
Youth and History: Tradition and Change in European Age Relations, 1770-Present (1974, social studies)
The Development of European Society, 1770-1870 (1977, history)
For Better, for Worse: British Marriages, 1600 to the Present (1985, history)
A World of Their Own Making: Myth, Ritual, and the Quest for Family Values (1996, social studies)
Islands of the Mind: How the Human Imagination Created the Atlantic World (2004, history)
The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History (2012, history)

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