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Goebel, Dorothy Burne (1898–1976) - U.S. History

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Dorothy Burne Goebel, a specialist in American history, was born in Huntington, Long Island, on August 24, 1898. She received an A.B. in 1920 from Barnard College and was Phi Beta Kappa. She received an M.A. in 1922 and a Ph.D. in 1926 from Columbia University. From 1920 to 1926 she was an assistant and lecturer in the history department at Barnard; in 1926 she joined the faculty at Hunter as a history instructor. She became professor and served as chairman of the department from 1942 to 1948 and from 1961 to 1962. She retired as professor emerita in 1963. Goebel wrote William Henry Harrison in 1926 and American Foreign Policy: The Documentary Record, 1776–1960 in 1961. She contributed to the Dictionary of American Biography and the Dictionary of American History and had articles published in the American Historical Review, Journal of Economic History , and Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science . Her husband, Julius Goebel, Jr., was a legal historian and a professor on the law faculty at Columbia, and in 1925 she assisted in the survey of colonial court records in the state of New York that became his book, Some Legal and Political Aspects of the Manors of New York (1928). In 1945 the two wrote General in the White House . In 1963 Dorothy Goebel became associate editor of Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary , edited by her husband.

Dorothy Goebel was a member of the American Historical Association from 1933. She was on the Albert J. Beveridge Award Committee from 1947 to 1953 and chaired the committee from 1951 to 1953. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1947 to study the free ports of the West Indies; the results of this research appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly in July 1963 as “The New England Trade and the French West Indies, 1763–1774: A Study of Trade Policies.” Dorothy Goebel died on March 12, 1976, in Huntington, New York.

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