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John G. Sproat

John G. Sproat (1921-2008) taught at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where he was chair of the history department from 1974 to 1983 and a senior fellow at the Institute for Southern Studies.

Sproat also taught at Michigan State University, Williams College, and Lake Forest College. He was a three-time Fulbright professor, twice in Germany and once in Indonesia, a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and a lecturer in India and Pakistan.

He was the author of The Best Men: Liberal Reformers in the Gilded Age and served as series editor of the Southern Classics series published by the University of South Carolina Press. 

Articles by this Author

McKinley and his secretary of war were accused of negligence and corruption in the conflict, including forcing soldiers to eat "embalmed beef."
To many voters—some Republicans as well as most Democrats—Hayes's title to the presidency was a fraudulent one.