Walter LaFeber (born 1933 in Walkerton, Indiana) was a Marie Underhill Noll Professor and a Steven Weisse Presidential Teaching Fellow of History in the Department of History at Cornell University. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union The meaning of the word professor ( Latin: professor, person who professes to be an expert in some art or science teacher of highest rank) varies History The department was founded in 1868 by President He is one of the nation’s most distinguished historians of United States Foreign Relations.
The son of a grocer, he received his BA from Hanover College in 1955, his MA from Stanford University in 1956 and his Ph. Hanover College is a coeducational Liberal arts college, located in Hanover Indiana, near the banks of the Ohio River. Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1959, after which Cornell hired him.
LaFeber is past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Guggenheim Fellowships are American grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who He has also served on numerous scholarly editorial boards and the Advisory Committee to the Historical Division of the Department of State.
His The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1860-1898 (1963, 1998) received the Albert J. Beveridge Prize of the American Historical Association; Inevitable Revolutions: The United States in Central America (1984, 1992) received the Gustavus Meyers Prize, and The Clash: U. S. -Japanese Relations Throughout History (1997) received both the Bancroft Prize in American History and the Ellis Hawley Prize of the Organization of American Historians. The Bancroft Prize is awarded each year by the trustees of Columbia University for books about Diplomacy or the history of the Americas.
LaFeber examined the effect of modern sports and communication empires in his book, Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism (1999, 2002), which analyzes the rise in popularity of basketball, Michael Jordan, Nike and cable satellite networks and their relation to globalization. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17 1963 is a retired American professional Basketball player and active businessman Nike Inc ('naɪki ( is a major publicly traded sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States. A television network is a distribution network for Television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many Television stations Globalization (or globalisation) in its literal sense is the process of transformation of local or regional phenomena into global ones
LaFeber is known for providing Williams-like but more subtle and widely read revisionist histories of the Cold War in his books. William Appleman Williams (1921&ndash1990 was one of the 20th century's most prominent Historians of American Diplomacy. Cold War is the state of conflict tension and competition that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR and their respective allies from the
At the end of the Spring 2006 semester, LaFeber retired after forty-six years on the Cornell faculty. To mark the end of his career, he gave one final lecture on April 25 to an over 3,000 person gathering of former students, Cornell alumni, and colleagues at the Beacon Theater in New York City. The City of New York
LaFeber and his wife Sandra have two children, Scott and Suzanne.