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Carey McWilliams

Born: Dec 13, 1905

Death: Jun 27, 1980

Birthplace: Steamboat Springs

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Carey McWilliams

Date of Birth : Dec 13, 1905
Date of Death : Jun 27, 1980
Birth Place : Steamboat Springs

Carey McWilliams was an American author, editor, and lawyer. He is best known for his writings about social issues in California, including the condition of migrant farm workers and the internment of Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II. For twenty years he was the editor of The Nation magazine, during which time he was the first American journalist to reveal that the United States government was training guerrillas in preparation for the Bay of Pigs Invasion in April 1961.


  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Editor

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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