"The Engaged American Scholar in Times of War and Peace," proposed panel for the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
Individuals interested in serving as panelists should respond to this by December 31, 2002. The AHA submission deadline for complete panels in February 15, 2003.
Proposed paper title: "Social and Political Thought of W.E.B. Du Bois in Times of War and Peace"
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was one of the most influential 20th-Century American scholars and social and political activists. His long and productive life, which spanned the years form 1868 - 1963, encompassed the eras of the post-Civil War Reconstruction, the Spanish American War, the two World Wars, the Korean Conflict, the Cold War and early U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The evolution of Du Bois' thinking on war and peace is clearly documented in his extensive manuscript records and published works and in the records of the many organizations and movements with which he was affiliated. I am interested in assembling a panel of scholars who will consider the social and political activism of Du Bois and other intellectuals in times of war, their involvement in 20th-century peace movements and the federal government's, colleagues' and general public's reactions to their work.
Dr. Regennia N. Williams
Cleveland State University
Department of History
2121 Euclid Avenue, RT1915
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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