Welcome, guest! ~ Login ~ Register 

Quick Search:

S9.com / Biographies /

Bassett, John Spencer

Born: 1867 AD
Died: 1928 AD, at 61 years of age.

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.




Page last updated: 12:24am, 04th Dec '06