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


Frederick J. Turner

Turner, Frederick Jackson (1861 - 1932). a United States historian. In "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," a paper presented before the American Historical Association in 1893, he contended that "the existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward, explain American development," and that the unique American character was a result of this frontier experience.

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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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