Hendrik Booraem

Hendrik Booraem
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  • Professor, history, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: BA, University of Virginia; MA, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Office: Penn Hall 235
    Phone: (215) 968-8277 Ext: 8277
  • Home Page: http://www.hendrikbooraemv.com
  • Office Hours:
    MW 12-2, Th 2-4

Courses Taught

  • HIST100: American Studies Seminar
  • HIST159: The American Civil War
  • HIST172: 20th Century America
  • HIST173: The American Presidents
  • HIST174: America Between the Wars
  • HIST176: United States Since World War II


My specialty is American History, especially the Civil War and the period just before it. But my real interest is in cultural and intellectual history, the ideas and feelings people have, where they get them, and how they change from one period to another. I've published four books on American presidents and the shaping of their personality and identity, and another is on the way this year.

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