Education: Yank at Oxford

After his eldest son was killed in World War I, Lord Rothermere (Harold Sidney Harmsworth), late proprietor of the sensational London Daily Mail, endowed a chair at Oxford. Its purpose: to acquaint Britons with their recent American allies. Since 1922 such sober, unsensational U.S. historians as Harvard's Samuel Eliot Morison, Princeton's Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker and Columbia's Allan Nevins have occupied the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professorship of American History. Last week a 29-year-old, crewcut veteran of World War II sailed for England to become the new Harmsworth professor, as well as the first U.S....

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