John A. Garraty





John A. Garraty


Born
in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
July 04, 1920

Died
December 19, 2007

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John Arthur Garraty was an American historian and biographer. He specialized largely in American political and economic history.

Garraty earned an undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College in 1941 and completed his doctorate at Columbia University in 1948. During World War II, he served in the United States Merchant Marines as a swimming instructor. He taught at Michigan State University for 12 years before joining the Columbia University History Department in 1959. Garraty also served as the president of the Society of American Historians. He retired from teaching at Columbia in 1990.

An author of many textbooks, Garraty's works include the college and high school history textbook The American Nation, later editions of which were co-written
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