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Adams, Ephraim D. (1865-1930)


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Date: 10/19/2017 at 01:32:53

Ephraim Douglass Adams
(December 18, 1865-September 1, 1930)

Iowa Authors and Their Works, by Alice Marple, 1918, Historical Dept. of Iowa, p.2 and 343
Adams, Ephraim Douglas, university professor, born Decorah, Iowa.
Authored the following publications: British Interests and Activities in Texas 1838-1846, 1910, John Hopkins University; Control of the Purse in the U. S. Government, reprinted from the Kansas University Quarterly, April, 1894; Influence of Grenville on Pitt’s Foreign Policy, 1904, Carnegie Institute; Power of Ideals in American History, 1913, New Haven, Yale University

Ephraim Douglass Adams (December 18, 1865 in Decorah, Iowa – September 1, 1930 in Stanford, California) was an American educator and historian, regarded as an expert on the American Civil War and British-American relations. He was known as a great teacher, with the ability to inspire teachers and researchers, and his presentation style was copied by Stanford historian Thomas A. Bailey.
Born in Iowa in 1865, he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1887, earning a Ph.D. in 1890. In the same year he was appointed special agent in charge of street railways for the 11th (1890 U.S. Census). His earlier work was done at the University of Kansas, where he became assistant professor (1891) and associate professor (1894) of history and sociology, and in 1899 professor of European history. In 1902 he was made associate professor of history in Leland Stanford Junior University, and in 1906, full professor of history at Stanford University. His work is widely cited. He is best known for The Power of Ideals in American History (1913).


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