Most of us accept without question our right to believe as we wish; but many exercise this right to impose upon and oppress others. Here is how, and why.
Thomas F. Powell, Emeritus Professor of History, offered a wide range of courses at the University of Akron, Syracuse University, the State University of New York at Oswego, and for two years, the University of Wurzburg, Germany. His books have been classified as philosophy (Josiah Royce, Washington Square Press) and sociology (The Persistence of Racism in American, Rowman and Littlefield) as well as history (Penet's Square, North Country Books) and interdisciplinary (Humanities and Social Studies, edited). Shorter pieces have appeared in diverse periodicals, from The Journal of American History and Social Education to The New York Times and Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht the journal of German historians. He has received a number of awards for excellence in teaching and research, and also served as Dean of Arts and Sciences at SUNY Oswego. He and his wife live near their children and grandchildren in Olympia, Washington.