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Jennings, Francis, 1918-2000 : Francis Jennings Papers, approximately 1940-2000

Colonial historian and former director of the Newberry Library D'Arcy McNickle Center, 1976-1981, who after a teaching and union activities in Philadelphia, and investigation by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, returned to graduate school, received in Ph.D. in history in 1965, and began a distinguished academic career. Jennings's first book, The Invasion of America, published in 1975, explored the violence and brutality of European settlement. Jennings's papers include correspondence, writings, subject files, course papers from the 1950s, bibliographies, and much other material.
Extent: 20 linear feet - (15 record cartons, 2 shelves loose items)
Subjects: Chicago, Indians and the West, Newberry Library
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Jennings
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