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Andrew Dickson White - Contribution to the conflict thesis, Bibliography

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University president, diplomat, and historian, born in Homer, New York, USA. A historian of Europe, he planned and was the first president of Cornell University (1867–85), where his innovations included integrating natural sciences and technical arts and recruiting eminent ‘nonresident professors’. He was later a US diplomat posted to Germany and Russia, and was president of the International Peace Conference at the Hague (1899).

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