James C. Mohr is College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Oregon. Before going to Oregon, he taught more than twenty years at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and the University of Virginia. His six major books and dozens of articles address subjects ranging from the Civil War and Reconstruction through nineteenth-century American medico-legal policy and public health. Winner of the Throne-Aldrich Prize and the Oregon Book Award, he has also received Guggenheim, NEH, and Rockefeller-Ford fellowships. He has served on several editorial boards, including that of the Journal of Negro History (1972-1974), and he has testified twice before the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate on the history of reproductive rights.
Born on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on March 7, 1890, William Sherman Savage was forced to withdraw from primary school at age 11 to help his family in the fields, but he never gave up his dream of attaining a full education. Finally finishing … Read MoreW. Sherman Savage (1890-1981)