Robert K. Carr
Robert Kenneth Carr (1908–1979) was an influential scholar in the field of government/political science. His main area of interest and expertise was in the field of civil liberties/civil rights, and he did the bulk of his writing while on the faculty of Dartmouth College. Carr also served as the executive secretary of President Truman's Committee on Civil Rights and was the primary author of the committee's landmark report, To Secure These Rights (1947)which spotlighted the need for more rigorous federal enforcement of civil rights.
Carr was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and was graduated from that city's legendary Shaw High School. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth in 1929, and then did his graduate work at Harvard University, earning an M.A. in 1930 and a Ph.D. in 1935. While completing his doctoral studies, Carr taught at the University of Oklahoma at Norman. He joined the department of government at Dartmouth in 1937 and remained there until 1960.
Carr served as the president of Oberlin College from 1960–1970.
The Supreme Court and Judicial Review (1942); Federal Protection of Civil Rights (1947); The House Committee on Un-American Activities (1952).
American Democracy in Theory and Practice (1951, 1971); Civil Liberties Under Attack (1953); Foundations of Freedom (1958); Aspects of Liberty (1958).
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