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Dodd, William E. Papers
0.3 linear feet (3 folders)
Special Collections Research Center
William E. Dodd, historian, professor, author, and diplomat. The William E. Dodd Papers consist of one letter to Albert Burton Moore (1922), student's notes from Dodd's classes on American history, a speech, a typescript, and a reprint.
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William Edward Dodd was born in 1869 in Clayton, North Carolina. He was professor of history at Randolph-Macon College (1900–1908) and at the University of Chicago (1908–1933). From June,1933, to Dec., 1937, he was ambassador to Germany. While Dodd had enjoyed his school years in Leipzig, he eventually became a strong critic of Hitler’s. Dodd’s historical writings reflect his devotion to democracy, and he inspired a whole school of historians, who carried on his Jeffersonian and Wilsonian ideals.
Dodd’s works include The Cotton Kingdom; a Chronicle of the Old South (1921), Statesmen of the old South; or, From Radicalism to Conservative Revolt (1926), Woodrow Wilson and his Work (1920), Ambassador Dodd's diary, 1933-1938, The old South; Struggles for Democracy (1937), and Jefferson Davis (1907; 1966).
William E. Dodd died in 1940.
The William E. Dodd Papers consist of one letter to Albert Burton Moore (1922), student's notes from Dodd's classes on American history, a speech, a typescript, and a reprint.
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