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Name:  Alfred Fabian Young  

Pen Name: Alfred F. Young

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Alfred Young is a Professor Emeritus of History at Northern Illinois University.

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In retirement, he was Senior Research Fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago, until 2005. Afterward, he published two biographies: one of Hewes, the other of Deborah Sampson, a woman soldier in the Revolution, as well as a collection of essays; two more books will be published in 2011. Dr. Young has received many prestigious awards, including a Distinguished Service Award from the Organization of American historians.


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