HURWITZ, SAMUEL JUSTIN (1912–1971), U.S. historian. Born in New York City, he was appointed to the history department in Brooklyn College (1936), and later professor and graduate chairman. He was also professor at the University of Hawaii. Hurwitz's principal interest was modern European history, with an emphasis on British history of the 19th and 20th centuries. His books include State Intervention in Great Britain: A Study of Economic Control and Social Response 1914–1919 (1946; 19682). He was the co-author of several works, including The Making of English History (1952) and Jamaica: A Historical Portrait (1971). Hurwitz was active in Jewish communal activities.
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