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Marcus Lee Hansen

Hansen, Marcus Lee, 1892–1938, American historian, b. Neenah, Wis. He spent almost four years in Europe gathering material for his studies on immigration. For The Atlantic Migration, 1607–1860 (1940), first volume of a projected trilogy, he was awarded (posthumously) the 1941 Pulitzer Prize for history. In 1928 he began teaching history at the Univ. of Illinois, where he was made full professor in 1930. He also wrote The Immigrant in American History (posthumous, 1940).

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