Lawrence Averell Harper

Lawrence Averell Harper

Fellow: Awarded 1943
Field of Study: U.S. History

Competition: US & Canada

Education: University of California, Berkeley

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

HARPER, LAWRENCE AVERELL.  Appointed for a study of economic activities and government regulations in the English colonies in America; tenure, twelve months from November 1, 1944.

Born May 18, 1901, Oakland, California. Education:  University of California, a.B., 1922, M.A., 1924, J.D., 1925; Columbia University, Ph.D., 1939 (University Fellow). Heller Traveling Fellow of the University of California, at the University of London, 1925–26.

Assistant in History, 1922–25, Instructor in American History, 1928–39, Assistant Professor, 1939–43, Associate Professor, 1943—, University of California.

Publications:  The English Navigation Laws: A Seventeenth Century Experiment in Social Engineering, 1939. Articles and reviews in California Law Review, California Monthly, Columbia Law Review, Canadian Historical Review, Political Science Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review.  Co-editor of Harper’s United States Customs Tariff, Act of June 17, 1930, 1930; A Commodity Analysis of the Imports and Exports of the Port of New York, 1715–1764, 1938 (reproduced in filmbook form). Contributor to The Era of the American Revolution, 1939; Dictionary of American History, 1940.

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