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Charles A. Beard

a.k.a. Charles Austin Beard

Author Code: ACAB

Born: Nov. 27, 1874 - Knightstown, Indiana, USA

Died: Sep. 1, 1948 - New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Educated at DePauw University, Beard received his degree in history in 1898 and the following year went to Oxford to continue his studies. In 1900, he married Mary Ritter, whom he had met at DePauw. While at Oxford he co-founded Ruskin Hall with Walter Vrooman; a school for the working-man. In 1902, he returned to America and continued his studies at Columbia University, where he received his doctorate in 1904. He then taught at Columbia until 1917 when he resigned because of political reasons concerning the war. Nevertheless, Beard's career at Columbia had been exemplary and his work had been outstanding. he had served as professor of history and was the chair of Politics and Government. His book An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States (1913), is still popular today. After Columbia, Beard founded the New School for Social Research in New York and was a director of the Training School for Public Service until 1922. In 1923, he went to Japan to advise on administration in Tokyo following the disastrous earthquake. Beard also co-authored many works with his wife who was also an acclaimed historian. His other works include The Office of Justice of the Peace in England (1904), American Government and Politics (1910), American City Government (1912), Contemporary American History 1877-1913 (1914), Economic Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy (1915), The Economic Basis of Politics (1922),American Foreign Policy in the Making, 1932-1940 (1946) and President Roosevelt and the Coming of the War, 1941 (1948).

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ACAB001 Contemporary American History 1877-1913 1914 143 793k eBook Download PDF - 'Contemporary American History 1877-1913' (ACAB001) Find a printed copy of Contemporary American History 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard at AbeBooks
ACAB002 Some Economic Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy 1914 13 211k Article Download PDF - 'Some Economic Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy' (ACAB002) Find a printed copy of Some Economic Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy by Charles A. Beard at AbeBooks

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