Clement Eaton

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Clement Eaton
Born(1898-02-23)February 23, 1898
DiedAugust 12, 1980(1980-08-12) (aged 82)
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina
Harvard University
AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship, three Fulbright scholarships
Scientific career
FieldsSouthern history
InstitutionsLafayette College
University of Kentucky

Clement Eaton (23 February 1898 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – 12 August 1980) was an American historian who specialized in the American South.[1]

He received his education from the University of North Carolina, where he was president of Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated in 1919. He also attended Harvard University. He was chair of the History Department at Lafayette College from 1931 to 1942 and then a faculty member of the University of Kentucky.[1]

Selected writings[edit]

  • History of the Old South: The Emergence of a Reluctant Nation
  • A History of the Southern Confederacy
  • The Freedom-of-Thought Struggle in the Old South (1940)
  • The Growth of Southern Civilization, 1790-1860 (1961)
  • Mind of the Old South
  • Henry Clay and the Art of American Politics
  • The Waning of the Old South Civilization 1860-1880, Univ. of Geo press, 1969


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