Lowell J. Ragatz

Lowell J. Ragatz

Fellow: Awarded 1933
Field of Study: French History

Competition: US & Canada

George Washington University

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1933–34:

RAGATZ, LOWELL JOSEPH:  Appointed for a study of the social and economic structure of the French Antilles during the 17th and 18th centuries; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1933.

Born July 21, 1897, at Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. Education: University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1920, M.A., 1921, Ph.D., 1925; University of Pennsylvania, 1921–22; University of Grenoble, 1922; L’Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques, College de France, University of Paris, 1922–23; London School of Economics, 1923–24.

Instructor in History, 1924–27, Assistant Professor, 1927–31, Associate Professor, 1931—, George Washington University; Summer Session, Johns Hopkins University, 1930, 1931; University of Nebraska, 1932.

Publications: The Question of Egypt in Anglo-French Relations, 1875–1904, 1922; A Guide to the Official Correspondence of the Governors of the British West India Colonies with the Secretary of State, 1923; A Check-List of House of Commons Sessional Papers Relating to the British West Indies and to the West Indian Slave Trade and Slavery, 1923; The Old Plantation System in the British Caribbean, 1925; Statistics of the Study of British Caribbean Economic History, 1928; The Fall of the Planter Class in the British Caribbean, 1928; A Check-List of House of Lords Sessional Papers Relating to the British West Indies and to the West Indian Slave Trade and Slavery, 1931; Absentee Landlordism in the British Caribbean, 1931; Colonial Studies in the United States in the Twentieth Century, 1932; Bibliographie Colonial: Etats Unis, 1900–1931, 1932; A Guide for the Study of British Caribbean History, 1932. Contributor to the Dictionary of American Biography and to the International Bibliography of Historical Sciences. Articles in The Wisconsin Magazine of History, Current History. Editor of the American Historical Association.


Photograph credit: Harris & Ewing, Washington D.C.

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