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David Brion Davis

Born: 16-Feb-1927
Birthplace: Denver, CO
Died: 14-Apr-2019
Location of death: Guilford, CT
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture

Military service: US Army (1945-46)

Father: Clyde Brion Davis
Mother: Martha Wirt
Wife: (one son, two daughters)
Son: Jeremiah Jonathan Davis
Daughter: Martha Davis Beck
Daughter: Sarah Brion Davis
Wife: Toni Hahn (m. 9-Sep-1971, until his death, two sons)
Son: Adam Jeffrey
Son: Noah Benjamin

    University: BA Philosophy, Dartmouth College
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1955)
    Professor: History, Cornell University (1955-69)
    Professor: History, Yale University (1969-2001)

    Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction 1967 for The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture
    Converted to Judaism

Author of books:
Homicide in American Fiction, 1798-1860: A Study in Social Values
The Slave Power Conspiracy and the Paranoid Style (1969, history)
The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture (1970, social studies)
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 (1975, history)
Antebellum American Culture: An Interpretive Anthology (1979, culture)
Slavery and Human Progress (1984, history)
From Homicide to Slavery: Studies in American Culture (1986, culture)
Revolutions: Reflections on American Equality and Foreign Liberations (1990, history)
In the Image of God: Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery (2001, history)
Challenging the Boundaries of Slavery (2003, history)
Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World (2006, history)
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation (2014, history)

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