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  • American historian Oscar Handlin dies

    September 22, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    Oscar Handlin, one of the foremost American historians of the 20th century, has died.

    Handlin, who taught at Harvard University for more than half a century, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 95.

    He was one of the first generation of American...