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C. ADDITIONAL SOURCES Encyc Black Am; NotBlkAmWom; DrAS 74H; ConAu 69–73; Bio-Base; Contributions of Black Women to America. Vol. 2. , Marianna W. Davis (Columbia, SC: Kenday Press, 1981). BROWN, LOUISE FARGO (1878–1955) British History Louise Fargo Brown was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1878 to Albert Tower and Eva Perry (Fargo) Brown. A. degree from Cornell University in 1903 and entered the graduate school there in 1905. She was twice awarded the Andrew White Traveling Fellowship, which enabled her to study in London, Oxford, Basel, Zurich, and Geneva.
In African history/comparative Third World history in 1973. ’’ Berger was also influenced, during her undergraduate years, by the civil rights movement, the early student movement, and her work on the Michigan Daily. ’’ Berger started her teaching career in Kenya, teaching at the Kaaga Elementary School, the Kenya-Israel School of Social Work, and the Machakos Girls’ High School. When she returned to the United States she accepted a position as assistant professor at Wellesley College. She taught part-time at Hartwick College 18 BERGER, IRIS BROWN and the State University of New York College at Oneonta before accepting a position at the State University of New York at Albany, where she was named visiting assistant professor in 1981, assistant professor in 1984, associate professor in 1989, and professor in 1993.
She was also criticized for using fictional techniques similar to those used by Catharine Drinker Bowen. Brodie requested and was granted excommunication by the Mormon Church in May 1946. In 1959 Fawn Brodie wrote Thaddeus Stevens, Scourge of the South, which won the medal in history from the Commonwealth Club of California in 1960. In 1962 she published From Cross-Bow to H-Bomb. In 1967 she wrote The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton. The same year she became a member of the history department of the University of California at Los Angeles, where she remained until 1976.