Civil War Historian Kenneth M. Stampp Dies, 96

Kenneth M. Stampp

The folks at the Berkeley’s public affairs office confirmed for me today that Kenneth M. Stampp died. His book The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South  (1956) is required reading in my program and rightly so. The view into slavery was groundbreaking.

A full obituary will be posted shortly on Berkeley’s news site.

Condolences to his family.


2 thoughts on “Civil War Historian Kenneth M. Stampp Dies, 96

  • elektratig


    Saw your post last night. It was the first I heard of Prof. Stampp’s death. He was an outstanding historian. Luckily for us, his works live on.


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