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David M. Oshinsky

Born: 1944

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Polio: An American Story

    University: BA, Cornell University (1965)
    University: MS, Cornell University (1967)
    University: PhD, Brandeis University (1971)
    Professor: American History, University of Texas at Austin
    Department Chair: History, University of Texas at Austin

    Pulitzer Prize for History 2006 for Polio: An American Story

Author of books:
Senator Joseph McCarthy and the American Labor Movement (1976, history)
A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy (1983, biography)
The Case of the Nazi Professor (1989, history)
Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice (1996, history)
Polio: An American Story (2005, history)
Capital Punishment on Trial: Furman v. Georgia and the Death Penalty in Modern America (2010, social studies)

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