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Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.

AKA Arthur Alphonse Ekirch, Jr.

Born: 15-Dec-1915
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 5-Feb-2000
Cause of death: Heart Attack

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Decline of American Liberalism

Military service: Civilian Public Service Camp (as Conscientious Objector, 1944-45)

Wife: Dorothy Gustafson (m. 1940, until his death, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Caryl Williams
Daughter: Cheryl Remley
Son: Roger Ekirch

    University: BA, Dartmouth College (1937)
    University: MA History, Columbia University (1938)
    University: PhD History, Columbia University (1943)
    Professor: Hofstra University (1946-47)
    Professor: American University (1947-65)
    Professor: SUNY Albany (1965-86)

    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1953

Author of books:
The Idea of Progress in America, 1815-1860 (1944, intellectual history)
The Decline of American Liberalism (1955, politics)
The Civilian and the Military: A History of the American Anti-Militarist Tradition (1956, social studies)
The American Democratic Tradition: A History (1963, politics)
Man and Nature in America (1963, history)
Ideas, Ideals, and American Diplomacy: A History of Their Growth and Interaction (1966, international affairs)
Ideologies and Utopias: The Impact of the New Deal on American Thought (1969, politics)
The Challenge of Democracy. A Concise History of Social Thought and Political Action (1973, politics)
Progressivism in America: A Study of the Era from Theodore Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson (1974, politics)

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