Robert V. Bruce

Robert Vance Bruce (December 19, 1923 in Malden, Massachusetts – January 15, 2008 in Olympia, Washington) was an American historian specializing in the American Civil War, who won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876 (1987).wikipedia
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The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876

The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846-1876
Robert Vance Bruce (December 19, 1923 in Malden, Massachusetts – January 15, 2008 in Olympia, Washington) was an American historian specializing in the American Civil War, who won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876 (1987).
The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876 is a 1987 nonfiction book by American historian Robert V. Bruce, published by Knopf.

Pulitzer Prize for History

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Robert Vance Bruce (December 19, 1923 in Malden, Massachusetts – January 15, 2008 in Olympia, Washington) was an American historian specializing in the American Civil War, who won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876 (1987).

University of Bridgeport

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He also taught at the University of Bridgeport, Lawrence Academy at Groton, and the University of Wisconsin.

James A. Mackay

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In April 1998, Bruce accused Scottish historian James A. Mackay of plagiarizing his book Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and The Conquest of Solitude, even as Mackay acknowledged Bruce on page 12 of his book.
It was on the market briefly before Robert V. Bruce published a damning indictment, detailing sustained plagiarism of his own work, Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude.

Lawrence Academy (Groton, Massachusetts)

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He also taught at the University of Bridgeport, Lawrence Academy at Groton, and the University of Wisconsin.

Malden, Massachusetts

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Robert Vance Bruce (December 19, 1923 in Malden, Massachusetts – January 15, 2008 in Olympia, Washington) was an American historian specializing in the American Civil War, who won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876 (1987).

Olympia, Washington

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Robert Vance Bruce (December 19, 1923 in Malden, Massachusetts – January 15, 2008 in Olympia, Washington) was an American historian specializing in the American Civil War, who won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876 (1987).

American Civil War

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Robert Vance Bruce (December 19, 1923 in Malden, Massachusetts – January 15, 2008 in Olympia, Washington) was an American historian specializing in the American Civil War, who won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876 (1987).

World War II

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After serving in the Army during World War II, Bruce graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.

University of New Hampshire

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After serving in the Army during World War II, Bruce graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.

Bachelor of Science

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After serving in the Army during World War II, Bruce graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical engineering

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After serving in the Army during World War II, Bruce graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.

Master of Arts

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He received his Master of Arts in history and his Doctor of Philosophy from Boston University, where he was later a professor.

Doctor of Philosophy

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He received his Master of Arts in history and his Doctor of Philosophy from Boston University, where he was later a professor.

Boston University

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He received his Master of Arts in history and his Doctor of Philosophy from Boston University, where he was later a professor.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

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He also taught at the University of Bridgeport, Lawrence Academy at Groton, and the University of Wisconsin.

Gettysburg College

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Bruce was also a lecturer at the Fortenbaugh Lecture at Gettysburg College.

The Washington Post

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Accusations also appeared in the review of Mackay's book by The Washington Post.

National Geographic Society

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By Bruce's own count, 285 pages of Mackay's 297-page book Alexander Graham Bell: A Life contained plagiarisms from his book, including Mackay's acknowledging the National Geographic Society and other organizations that had not heard of Mackay.

Wiley (publisher)

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Eventually, John Wiley & Sons took the book out of print and destroyed any remaining copies at Mackay's expense in exchange for Bruce's promise not to sue.

American Historical Association

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The American Historical Association later found that Mackay had violated its Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct.