Kingston Local wins Peace History Soc. Award

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Congratulations to Kingston’s Geoff  Smith on his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Peace History Society. Since 1964, The Peace History Society has supported scholarly research on peace, non-violence and social justice.

Queen’s Professor Emeritus Smith was recognized for his “outstanding scholarship and exemplary service to peace history.”

At Queen’s, Dr. Smith was a very popular professor who taught courses on Conspiracy and Dissent in American History, US Foreign Relations, Latin American History, the Vietnam War, and American Social and Cultural History.  The Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to Dr. Smith in 2004.

Dr. Smith has written widely on issues related to peace history, gender and US national security in the Cold War, the relocation of Japanese minorities in the US and Canada during Second World War, and American nativism. His 1973 monograph, To Save a Nation: American Extremism, the New Deal and the Coming of World War II, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

With thanks to files by Andrew Carroll, editor of The Queen’s Gazette, Jan. 13, 2016.