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UT History graduate Marc-William Palen published in New York Times

Posted: June 11, 2013
Marc-William Palen, Ph.D.

Marc-William Palen, Ph.D.

Dr. Marc-William Palen's (Ph.D., UT History, 2011) article on the "great lie" of trade and tariffs being the cause of the American Civil War appeared in the New York Times on June 5, 2013:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/05/the-great-civil-war-lie/

Currently a Lecturer of Imperial and Global History at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, Dr. Palen has previously taught history at Tufts University and has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Studies Centre, University of Sydney, where he was also Research Associate in U.S. Foreign Policy. While a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale's International Security Studies in 2012-13, he was awarded the W. A. Williams Junior Faculty Research Award by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2013-14. A specialist in the history of the British Empire, U.S. foreign policy, and globalization, Dr. Palen is working on a book manuscript that examines how the ideological conflict between free traders and economic nationalists reshaped Anglo-American party politics and imperial expansion in the mid to late nineteenth century. This ideological battle reverberated throughout the globe, his book argues, and laid the foundations for today's global political economy.

Follow Dr. Palen on Twitter @MWPalen, and read more of his work on this subject on Not Even Past, at:
http://www.notevenpast.org/blogentry/debating-causes-civil-war

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