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William H. Chafe

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Dept of History, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719 (919) 684-5436 (office)

Ph.D.Columbia University1971
M.A.Columbia University1966
B.A. Harvard University1962
Areas of Research

20th Century, Women, Race, Social, and Oral History

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Lillian Smith Book Award, December, 2002
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Fellow Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, CASBS
Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
National Endowment for the Humanities, NEH
Fellow, National Humanities Center
Bicentennial Professor of American Studies in Finland, Fulbright
National Endowment for the Humanities, NEH
Recent Grant Support

  • Voting Rights and the Expansion of Democracy in America: Who Made Possible One Person, One Vote, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2017/10-2020/09.      
  • Challenging the Master Narrative of the Civil Rights Movement, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2017/10-2019/03.      
  • The SNCC Digital Gateway: An Initiative of the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke University, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2015/06-2018/05.      
Professional Service

Susan Thorne's Carnedgie graduate assessment committee, November 2005  
OAH Leadership Policy Committee, November 2005  
Laura Edwards Promotion Committee, December 2004  
Selected Recent Invited Talks

Modern America, New Zealand and Australia and Chile, May-June, 2005  
Various on U.S. modern history, undefined, 2005  



  1. W.H. Chafe, The Rise and Fall of the American Century: The United States from 1890 to 2008 (2008)
  2. W.H. Chafe, Private Lives/Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in Modern America (2005), pp. 430, Harvard University Press

Edited Volumes

  1. W.H. Chafe, American Liberalism inthe 20th Century (2003), Columbia University Press

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