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Samuel Shapiro

Professor Shapiro, who recently returned from a year in Argentina on a Fulbright fellowship, now teaches history at Michigan State University Oakland at Rochester, Michigan. He is at work on a study of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty.
For further reading: Dana’s Autobiographical Sketches (The Shoe String Press, 1953); Richard Henry Dana by Charles F. Adams (Houghton Mifflin, 1890); The Flowering of New England by Van Wyck Brooks (Dutton, 1952); Studies in Classic American Literature by D. H. Lawrence (Doubleday, 1953).

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