Robert M. Crunden

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Robert M. Crunden
BornDecember 23, 1940
DiedMarch 23, 1999
EducationYale University
Harvard University
OccupationHistorian
Children3 daughters

Robert Morse Crunden (December 23, 1940 - March 23, 1999) was an American historian. He was a professor of American studies and history at the University of Texas at Austin, and the author of many books.

Early life[edit]

Crunden was born on December 23, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey.[1][2] He grew up in New Jersey and Nova Scotia, Canada.[2] He attended Yale University, where William H. Goetzmann was one of his professors, and he graduated magna cum laude in 1962.[3] He earned a PhD in History from Harvard University in 1967.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Crunden taught History and American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin from 1967 until his death in 1999.[2] He was the director of the American Studies program from 1985 to 1990.[2][3] He was awarded a Fulbright chair as the Bicentennial Professor of American Studies at the University of Helsinki in 1976-1977, and he was the director of the American Studies Research Center in Hyderabad, India from 1982 to 1984, also thanks to the Fulbright Program.[2][3][4] He was awarded a Fulbright senior lectureship to teach at La Trobe University in Australia in 1978.[1][4]

Crunden was the author of many books, including American Salons: Encounters with European Modernism, 1885-1917, which was translated into many languages.[2]

Personal life and death[edit]

Crunden had three daughters.[2] He died of a heart attack on March 23, 1999 in Austin, Texas.[1][2][3]

Works[edit]

  • Crunden, Robert M. (1964). The Mind and Art of Albert Jay Nock. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company. OCLC 166746.
  • Buenker, John D.; Burnham, John C.; Crunden, Robert M. (1967). Progressivism. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Schenkman Pub. Co. ISBN 9780870736872. OCLC 2986138.
  • Crunden, Robert M. (1969). A Hero in Spite of Himself: Brand Whitlock in Art, Politics and War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. OCLC 431257447.
  • Crunden, Robert M. (1972). From Self to Society, 1919-1941. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 9780133314212. OCLC 238892.
  • Crunden, Robert M., ed. (1977). The Superfluous Men: Conservative Critics of American Culture, 1900-1945. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press. ISBN 9780292775275. OCLC 2284055.
  • Crunden, Robert M. (1982). Ministers of Reform: The Progressives' Achievement in American Civilization, 1889-1920. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 9780465046317. OCLC 8552173.
  • Crunden, Robert M. (1993). American Salons: Encounters with European Modernism, 1885-1917. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781601297846. OCLC 191931534.
  • Crunden, Robert M. (1994). A Brief History of American Culture. New York: Paragon House. ISBN 9781557787057. OCLC 27895854.
  • Crunden, Robert M. (2000). Body & Soul: The Making of American Modernism. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 9780465014842. OCLC 42475716.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "A Guide to the Robert M. Crunden Papers, 1959-1998". Briscoe Center for American History. University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Robert M. Crunden". Austin American-Statesman. March 26, 1999. p. 20. Retrieved December 21, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b c d e Osborn, Claire (March 27, 1999). "Noted UT professor Crunden dies at 58". Austin American-Statesman. pp. B1, B3. Retrieved December 21, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b Meikle, Jeffrey L. (November 1, 1999). "Robert Morse Crunden (1940-99)". Perspectives on History. American Historical Association. Retrieved December 21, 2018.