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Benjamin T. Harrison

Benjamin T. Harrison 

103D Gottschalk Hall

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Dr. Harrison came to UofL in 1976 after earning his doctorate at U.C.L.A. in 1969. 

His research interests include United States Diplomatic History, the U.S. in the 1960s and Peace Studies.  He is the author of Dollar Diplomat (1988), a study of U.S. diplomacy in Mexico and Nicaragua in the early twentieth century.

Dr. Harrison's current projects include an article on Academic freedom in the 1960s co-written with a former colleague, Charles Fothergill. The article examines the experiences of six novice professors beginning their careers at a community college. When they confronted the issues of the day such as civil rights and the war in Vietnam, their academic careers were almost destroyed. Their experiences illuminate the 1960s as well as academic freedom in general.

Courses taught

American History I & II

History of American Foreign Relations

U.S. in the Sixties

U.S. Peace Movement

U.S. and Latin America

U.S. & Cold War Policy

U.S. and Vietnam

War and Conscience

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