Carl Clinton Van Doren
|Carl Clinton Van Doren|
Van Doren as the commencement speaker for the University of Kentucky in 1929
|Born||Carl Clinton Van Doren
September 10, 1885
July 18, 1950 (aged 64)
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A.), Columbia University (Ph. D)|
Life and career
He was born in Hope, Vermilion County, Illinois on September 10, 1885 to a country doctor and was raised on the family farm. He earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1907 and a doctorate from Columbia University in 1911 and continued to teach there until 1930. He was a world federalist and once said, "It is obvious that no difficulty in the way of world government can match the danger of a world without it". In 1939, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Benjamin Franklin.
Van Doren died in Torrington, Connecticut on July 18, 1950.
A residence hall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is named after Carl Clinton Van Doren.
- The American Novel (1921 & 1940 expanded)
- The Secret History of the American Revolution (1941)
- Mutiny in January. The Story of a Crisis in the Continental Army now for the first time fully told from many hitherto unknown or neglected sources both American and British." New York: The Viking Press, 1943.
- Why I Am an Unbeliever (1926)
- American and British Literature Since 1890 (1925), co-written with Mark Van Doren
- Benjamin Franklin (1938), winner of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography ISBN 978-0517625323
- Jane Mecom: the Favorite Sister of Benjamin Franklin (1950) ISBN 978-0670405633
- The Great Rehearsal (1948) ISBN 978-0809436194
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