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Cornell University Department of History Faculty: Andrew Dickson White, Cornell University Department of History, David Brion Davis

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Published August 13th 2011
ISBN : 9781155947693
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30 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Andrew Dickson White, Cornell University Department of History, David Brion Davis, Felix Adler,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Andrew Dickson White, Cornell University Department of History, David Brion Davis, Felix Adler, Goldwin Smith, Dominick LaCapra, George Lincoln Burr, H. Morse Stephens, Donald Kagan, Eric Tagliacozzo, Hunter R. Rawlings III, Anthony Grafton, Charles Kendall Adams, Carl L. Becker, Daniel A. Baugh, L. Pearce Williams, Walter Francis Willcox, Sherman Cochran, Moses Coit Tyler, Walter LaFeber, Carl Stephenson, Jeremiah Jenks, Mary Beth Norton, George Washington Greene, David K. Wyatt, Will Provine, Max Farrand, O. W. Wolters, Michael Kammen, Steven Kaplan, Rachel Weil, Preserved Smith, Henry Guerlac, Herbert Tuttle, Isabel Virginia Hull, Jason Sokol, J. Victor Koschmann. Excerpt: Andrew Dickson White (November 7, 1832 - November 4, 1918) was a U.S. diplomat, historian, and educator, who was the co-founder of Cornell University. Andrew Dickson White was born on November 7, 1832 in Homer, New York to Clara (n e Dickson) and Horace White. Clara was the daughter of Andrew Dickson, a New York State Assemblyman, and Horace was the son of Asa White, a farmer from Massachusetts whose once successful farm was ruined by a fire when Horace was 13. Horace, despite little formal education and an impoverished background, became a wealthy merchant and, in 1839, opened a successful bank in Syracuse. Andrew Dickson White thus entered the world, never to experience the poverty his father and grandfather had. He was baptized in 1835 at the Calvary Episcopal Church on the town green in Homer. White married twice. He first married Mary Amanda Outwater (February 10, 1836 - June 8, 1887) on September 27, 1857 and they remained married until her death in 1887. Together, they had three children: Frederick Davies White, who committed suicide in 1901 after a prolonged series of illnesses while A.D. White was in Germany, Clara (White) Newbury, who...