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Ernest Cassara Ernest Cassara is Professor Emeritus of History at George Mason University, the state university in Northern Virginia, and former chair of the Department of History. He studied at Tufts University, Boston University, and the University of Cambridge. While teaching at Tufts, he was Curator of the Library and Archives of the Universalist Historical Society. He has also been a dean at Goddard College, interim director at Albert Schweitzer College in Switzerland, and Fulbright Professor at the University of Munich.

Cassara's works include The Enlightenment in America (1975), History of the United States of America: A Guide to Information Sources (1977), Universalism in America: A Documentary History of a Liberal Faith (1971, revised 1997), Hosea Ballou: The Challenge to Orthodoxy (1961, reprinted 1982, 3rd edition 2003), and an introduction to the latest edition of Hosea Ballou’s A Treatise on Atonement (1986). He has written articles for a number of encyclopedias and journals. His latest work is a new edition of Carl Schurz’s Abraham Lincoln (1999), including a biographical study of the author. He has also written two mystery novels featuring Hosea Ballou as a detective: Murder on Beacon Hill (1995) and Murder on Boston Common (1998).

EDITOR NOTE: Ernest died on April 10, 2015 according to an obituary in the April 17, 2015 edition The Boston Globe. A memorial service is scheduled on May 30th, at 3 pm at the First Parish, 3 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138.
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