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Kenneth M. Stampp: Historian of Slavery, The Civil War & Reconstruction, University of California, Berkeley, 1946-1983

Interviewee(s):
Stampp, Kenneth M.
Interviewer(s):
Lage, Ann
Title:
Kenneth M. Stampp: Historian of Slavery, The Civil War & Reconstruction, University of California, Berkeley, 1946-1983
Abstract:
Family and youth in Milwaukee; studies in history, University of Wisconsin: radical politics of the 1930s, pacifism, graduate studies with William Hesseltine, influence of historian Charles Beard; teaching during WWII at the University of Arkansas and University of Maryland, colleagues Richard Hofstadter and C. Wright Mills; professor of history, UC Berkeley, 1946-1983: departmental governance, faculty hiring and promotions, affirmative action efforts, loyalty oath controversy; issues of civil rights and civil liberties at UC: reflections on Free Speech Movement and anti-war protests of 1960s-1970s; research, writing and teaching on slavery, the American Civil War, and reconstruction and reflections on historiography and changing interpretations of the past.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1996
Project:
History Department, UC Berkeley
Oskicat record:
b11086492
Rights:
Stampp, Kenneth M. "Kenneth M. Stampp: Historian of Slavery, The Civil War & Reconstruction, University of California, Berkeley, 1946-1983." Interview by Ann Lage in 1996. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1998.