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Van Tyne, Claude Halstead

Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869–1930, American historian, b. Tecumseh, Mich. An assistant professor at the Univ. of Michigan (1903–6) and a professor there from 1906 to his death, he became head of the department of history in 1911. Among his books are The Loyalists in the American Revolution (1902) The American Revolution, 1776–1783 ( American Nation series, 1905) The Causes of the War of Independence (1922) India in Ferment (1923) England and America, Rivals in the American Revolution (1927) and The War of Independence: American Phase (1929), for which he was posthumously awarded the 1930 Pulitzer Prize in history.

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