David Levering Lewis

Historian, Author

1936 –

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Who is David Levering Lewis?

David Levering Lewis is the Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History at New York University. He is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, for part one and part two of his biography of W. E. B. Du Bois. He is the first author to win two Pulitzer Prizes for biography for back-to-back volumes.

The author of eight books and editor of two more, Lewis's field is comparative history with special focus on twentieth-century United States social history and civil rights. His interests include nineteenth-century Africa, twentieth-century France, and Islamic Spain.

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Born
May 25, 1936
Little Rock
Also known as
  • Dr. Lewis
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science
    European History
    ( - 1962)
  • French History
  • Fisk University
    ( - 1956)
  • Master of Arts, Columbia University
    History
    ( - 1959)
  • Master of Arts, University of Chicago
    Sociology
Employment
  • Rutgers University
Lived in
  • Manhattan
  • Little Rock
    (1936/05/25 - )
  • Stanfordville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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