Volume 58, Number 10 October 18, 2010
Stuart Creighton Miller
Miller received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1966, with distinction for his thesis. A productive scholar on American engagement with the Pacific world, his two major books were The Unwelcome Immigrant: The American Image of the Chinese, 1785-1882 (University of California Press, 1969) and Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903 (Yale University Press, 1982). He published more than 60 articles, book reviews and essays, encyclopedia entries, interviews and papers. Both books garnered nominations for Bancroft, Parkman and Pulitzer prizes, and mentions in The New York Times Book Review. As a leader in his field, his professional opinion was sought by major university presses and professional journals, and he was awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the Ford Foundation and the Henry R. Luce Foundation.
He is survived by his family, including wife Valerie Miller, daughter Sarah Fanny Cardozo, son Isaac Miller, his first wife Naomi Miller, grandsons and nephews and nieces from his older sister, Olive Keeler, who was his earliest mentor and teacher. A memorial will be held at a later date.
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