Bourne, Randolph Silliman, 1886-1918

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Dates:
Birth 1886-05-30
Death 1918-12-22
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Author and philosopher.

From the description of Autograph letter, autograph note, and typed letter, all signed : various places, to Herbert J. Seligmann, 1916 June 10 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870388

Randolph Silliman Bourne was a radical leftist intellectual and essayist. He was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey in 1886. His difficult birth left him with facial scars from a forceps delivery whch, couples with a bout of spinal tuberculosis at the age of four left him scarred and hunchbacked. His essay "The Handicapped-- By One of Them" is a foundational essay in disability studies.

Bourne attended Columbia Unviersity where he studied under John Dewey and Charles Beard. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in 1912 and a master's in 1913. He is best known for his essays in The Seven Arts and The New Republic that sharply criticized U.S. involvement in World War I and that took American intellectuals, notbaly his former mentor John Dewey, to task for their support of U.S. interventionist policy.

Randolph Bourne died of the flu on December 19, 1918.

From the guide to the Randolph Silliman Bourne Papers, 1910-1966., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

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Subjects:

  • Publishers and Publishing
  • World War, 1914-1918--Sources
  • Pacifists--History--Sources
  • Education
  • Political science

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  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)