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Yale and Slavery: David M. Potter

Bibliographic list of source materials on Yale and slavery.

David M. Potter

David M. Potter was a professor in the History Department at Yale University from 1942-1961 who focused on framing the history of the American south within a national perspective.  Professor Potter would be posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his 1971 book The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861, an in-depth analysis of the causes of the Civil War.  

Source materials

"David M. Potter: A Memorial Resolution" (memorial essay)

Review of "On Predicting the Past: Potter and Plumb" by Michael Kammen (book review)

"David M Potter, Historian and Social Critic: A Review Essay" by Robert W. Johannsen (review article)