Walter LaFeber

American historian (1933-2021)

Walter Fredrick LaFeber (August 30, 1933 – March 9, 2021) was an American political writer, historian and commentator. He was the Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Cornell University. He was born in Walkerton, Indiana.

Walter LaFeber in 2016

He was one of the United States' most well known scholars of the history of U.S. foreign policy. His works focused on foreign policy during the Cold War and post-9/11.[1]

LaFeber died at an assisted living facility in Ithaca, New York on March 9, 2021 at the age of 87.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Morgan, James G. (2014). Into New Territory: American Historians and the Concept of American Imperialism. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 6.
  2. Friedlander, Blaine (March 10, 2021). "Walter LaFeber, revered history professor, dies". Cornell Chronicle. Archived from the original on March 10, 2021. Retrieved March 10, 2021.

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