American history is a fascinating subject written by many fascinating figures. Take a look at important American historians in these articles.

James Truslow Adams

Adams, James Truslow (1878 - 1949), a United States historian. Adams was an authority on the history of New England and the New England Adamses (to whom he was not related).

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  • Harry Elmer Barnes

    Harry Elmer Barnes

    Barnes, Harry Elmer (1889 - 1968), a United States historian, sociologist, and educator. See more »

  • Albert B. Hart

    Albert B. Hart

    Hart, Albert Bushnell (1854 - 1943), a United States historian. Hart was author, joint author, or editor of about 100 volumes. See more »

  • Alfred T. Mahan

    Alfred T. Mahan

    Mahan, Alfred Thayer (1840 - 1914), a United States naval officer, called "the philosopher of sea power." His aim was to show that command of the sea is a decisive factor in international relations. See more »

  • Allan Nevins

    Allan Nevins

    Nevins, Allan (1890 - 1971), a United States historian. Considered one of the most distinguished historians of his time, he was noted for his scholarship, range, and readable style. See more »

  • Barbara W. Tuchman

    Barbara W. Tuchman

    Tuchman, Barbara W. (Wertheim) (1912 - 1989), a United States author and historian. See more »

  • Benson J. Lossing

    Benson J. Lossing

    Lossing, Benson John (1813 - 1891), a United States wood engraver and author. He was born in Beekman, New York. See more »

  • Bruce Catton

    Bruce Catton

    Catton, (Charles) Bruce (1899 - 1978), a United States author and historian. Catton was awarded the 1954 Pulitzer history prize for A Stillness at Appomattox (1953), the last volume of his trilogy on the Civil War. See more »

  • Carl Van Doren

    Carl Van Doren

    Van Doren, the family name of two United States authors and teachers. See more »

  • Carter Woodson

    Carter Woodson

    Woodson, Carter G . (Godwin) (1875 - 1950), a United States historian. As founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (1915), he initiated the systematic study of black Americans. See more »

  • Charles Beard

    Charles Beard

    Beard, Charles Austin (1874 - 1948), a United States historian and political scientist. See more »

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