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Bassett, John Spencer

Born: 1867 AD
Died: 1928 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Historian

1867 – John Spencer Bassett is a US historian was born in Tarboro, North Carolina.

1886 – Entered Trinity College (now Duke University) as a junior, graduating with an A.B. in history.

Received a Ph.D in history from Johns Hopkins University, under the direction of Herbert Baxter Adams.

1789-1801 –  His writings are The Federalist System, The Life of Andrew Jackson and The Middle Group of American Historians.

1893-1906 – Professor of history at Trinity College (now Duke Univ.).

1903 – Published an article South Atlantic Quarterly entitled "Stirring Up the Fires of Race Antipathy", spoke about improving race relations and gave praise to numerous African Americans.

         – Exploded the controversy that became known as the "Bassett Affair" erupted on the Trinity College campus.

1905 – President Theodore Roosevelt commended Trinity and Bassett’s courageous stand for academic freedom while speaking to the university.