Journal of a graduate student in military history and the American Civil War

Civil War Historian Kenneth M. Stampp Dies, 96

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Kenneth M. Stampp

The folks at the Berkeley’s public affairs office confirmed for me today that Kenneth M. Stampp died. His book The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South  (1956) is required reading in my program and rightly so. The view into slavery was groundbreaking.

A full obituary will be posted shortly on Berkeley’s news site.

Condolences to his family.



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  1. Rene,

    Saw your post last night. It was the first I heard of Prof. Stampp’s death. He was an outstanding historian. Luckily for us, his works live on.


    July 15, 2009 at 5:25 am

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