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Bancroft in GermanyGeorge Bancroft (1800 – 1891)

AB Harvard
PhD Gottingen University
See related posts below for considerable background information on Bancroft as well as the Biography section of “the books” for a listing of a number of books that profile Bancroft.
Book Review: George Bancroft
George Bancroft: American Historian
Some Writings:
The Office of the Peoples in Art, Government and Religion
The Progress of the Human Race

Charles Austin Beard Library of CongressCharles Austin Beard (1874-1939)

PhD 1904, Columbia University
Some works: An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution (1913), Economic Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy (1915, reprinted 1965), The Economic Basis of Politics (1922). History of the United States (1921), The Rise of American Civilization (2 vol., 1927, repr. 1933) and its sequels (Vol. III and Vol. IV), America in Midpassage (1939), and The American Spirit (1943) were co-written with his wife, Mary Ritter Beard.

Mary Ritter Beard 1876-1958 [Library of Congress REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-68955 (b&w film copy neg.)]Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958)

De Pauw University
Some works: Woman’s Work in Municipalities (1915), A Short History of the American Labor Movement (1920). History of the United States (1921), The Rise of American Civilization (2 vol., 1927, repr. 1933) and its sequels (Vol. III and Vol. IV), America in Midpassage (1939), and The American Spirit (1943) were written with husband Charles Beard. Pioneered the field of women’s history. Works on the subject include among others: Understanding Women (1931), America Through Women’s Eyes (1933), A Changing Political Economy as It Affects Women (1934), and Women as Force in History (1946).

Gabor Boritt

Bruce Catton

Avery O. CravenAvery O. Craven

BA  Simpson College, 1908
M.A. from Harvard, 1914 and a
Ph.D.  University of Chicago, 1923.
He taught at Michigan State University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Chicago.
The Coming of the Civil War The University of Chicago Press, 1942, 1957.
The Growth of Southern Nationalism, 1848–1861, LSU Press, 1953.

William C. DavisWilliam C. Davis

drewfaustDrew Gilpin Faust

Holds the Lincoln Professorship of History at Harvard University and currently serves as its president. You can read more about President Faust here. She has authored six books, including The Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War , Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War, which won the Francis Parkman Prize awarded by the Society of American Historians and the Avery Craven Prize.

David Hackett FischerDavid Hackett Fischer

Princeton University, B.A. 1958
Photo credit: Brandeis University

Liberty and Freedom, Oxford: New York, 2005
Washington’s Crossing, Oxford University Press, 2004
The Great Wave: Price Revolution and the Rhythm of History, Oxford University Press, 1996
Paul Revere’s Ride, Oxford University Press, 1994
Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America, Oxford University Press, 1989
Growing Old in America, New York: Oxford University Press, 1977
Historian’s Falacies, New York: Harper & Row, 1970
The Revolution of American Conservatism, New York: Harper and Row, 1965.

Edited/Co-Authored Books
With James Kelly. Bound Away, University Press of Virginia, 2000

Eric FonerEric Foner

Photo source: http://www.ericfoner.com

Douglas Southall Freeman

BA University of Richmond
Ph.D. in History, Johns Hopkins University

Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command,
R. E. Lee,Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1934. 4 volumes
George Washington: A Biography, 7 volumes

Frank FreidelFrank Freidel (1916 – 1993)

B.A. (1937), M.A. (1939) University of Southern California, 1937
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1942

GAGallagherGary W. Gallagher

Ph.D., M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1982, 1977
B.A., Adams State College, 1972
Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War. University of North Carolina Press, 2008.
Lee and His Army in Confederate History. University of North Carolina Press, 2001.
Lee and His Generals in War and Memory. Louisiana State University Press, 1998.
The Confederate War. Harvard University Press, 1997.
Stephen Dodson Ramseur: Lee’s Gallant General. University of North Carolina Press, 1985.

Edited/Co-Authored Books
Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration. University of Virginia Press, 2006. (Co-editor and co-author).
The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. University of North Carolina Press, 2006. (Editor and co-author).
The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. University of North Carolina Press, 2003. (Editor and co-author).
The Richmond Campaign of 1862: The Peninsula and the Seven Days. University of North Carolina Press, 2000. (Editor and co-author)
The Lost Cause and Civil War History. Indiana University Press, 2000. (Co-editor and co-author)
The Antietam Campaign. University of North Carolina Press, 1999. (Editor and co-author)
The Spotsylvania Campaign. University of North Carolina Press, 1998. (Editor and co-author.)
The Wilderness Campaign. University of North Carolina Press, 1997. (Editor and co-author)
Chancellorsville: The Battle and Its Aftermath. University of North Carolina Press, 1996. (Editor and co-author)
Lee the Soldier. University of Nebraska Press, 1996. (Editor and co-author)
The Fredericksburg Campaign: Decision on the Rappahannock. University of North Carolina Press, 1995. (Editor and co-author)
The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond. University of North Carolina Press, 1994. (Editor and co-author)
Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander. University of North Carolina Press, 1989. (Editor)

William E. GienappWilliam E. Gienapp

William E. Gienapp was Professor of History at Harvard University and author of the award-winning Origins of the Republican Party, co-author of one of the best-selling college texts for American history, Nation of Nations, and editor of The Civil War and Reconstruction: A Documentary Collection.

Edward Hagerman

HofferPeter Charles Hoffer

Photo credit: University of Georgia
VITA here
University of Rochester, BA
MA, Harvard 1966
Ph.D. Harvard 1970
Special fields of interest: Early American history and legal history.
Recent work:
Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, and Fraud in the Writing of American History (PublicAffairs, 2004)
Seven Fires: The Urban Infernos that Reshaped American History (PublicAfairs, 2006)
The Brave New World: A History of Early America (Johns Hopkins, 2007);
The Supreme Court: An Essential History (Kansas, 2007).
He is finishing two book length manuscripts, “The Treason Trials of Aaron Burr,” and “History is Impossible: A Philosophy of History for Our Times.”

holtMichael F. Holt

B.A. Princeton 1962
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins 1967
Co-author with Jean H. Baker and David Herbert Donald The Civil War and Reconstruction, 3rd ed revised, W.W. Norton, 2001
The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War, Oxford U. Press, 1999
Political Parties and American Political Development from the Age of Jackson to the age of Lincoln, LSU Press, 1992.
Co-editor, A Master’s Due: Essays in Honor of David Herbert Donald. Louisiana State University Press, 1985. With William J. Cooper, Jr. and John McCardell.
The Political Crisis of the 1850s. John Wiley & Sons, 1978.
Forging a Majority: The Formation of the Republican Party in Pittsburgh, 1848-1860. Yale University Press, 1969.

Edited/Co-Authored Books
“Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Union,” in John L. Thomas, ed., Abraham Lincoln and the American Political Tradition. University of Massachusetts Press, 1986.
“The Election of 1840, Voter Mobilizations, and the Emergence of the Second American Party System: A Reappraisal of Jacksonian Voting Behavior,” in Cooper, Holt, and McCardell, eds., A Master’s Due. Runner up for the Lincoln Prize, 2000
Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, Cambridge University, 1993-94
Fellow of the National Humanities Center, 1987-88.
Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1981-82.
William B. Cardozo Visiting Lecturer, Yale University, Spring 1979.
National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowship, 1976-77.

Archer JonesArcher Jones

Archer Jones
Photo credit: North Dakota State University
1926 – 2006
Bachelor’s degree, Hampton-Sydney College, 1949
Master’s in history (1953), Ph.D. (1955) from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Perry D. Jamieson

Gerald Linderman

Richard M. McMurry

James M. McPhersonJames M. McPherson

Grady McWhiney

Allan R. Millett

Kenneth StamppKenneth Stampp
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1935
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1936
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1942

Studied with Charles A. Beard and William B. Hesseltine, who served as his dissertation advisor.
Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley (1946-1983)
An excellent summary of Dr. Stampp’s career is available at History News Network here.

Emory ThomasEmory M. Thomas

Retired University of Georgia Regents Professor of History
Photo source: onlineathens.com
University Professor and Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University.
The Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D. 1962

T. Harry WilliamsT. Harry Williams

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November 5, 2007 at 12:07 am

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  1. […] our professor threw out the following… In his interesting study of the American Civil War, Archer Jones argues in Civil War Command and Strategy: The Process of Victory and Defeat (1992), that despite its […]

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