American Revolution historians

american revolution historians

Since the end of the American Revolution in 1789, hundreds of writers, academics and biographers had sought to explain and interpret it. They have chronicled its events, profiled its leaders, evaluated its ideas and weighed up its competing interests. The activities of these American Revolution historians have informed our understanding, not just of the Revolution itself but of the nation it created.

These pages contain brief profiles of some notable American Revolution historians. Each page provides a summary of each historian’s career, their contribution to our understanding of the revolution, their historiographical perspectives and a few quotations. These profiles have been written by Alpha History authors. If you would like to suggest or contribute material for this section on American Revolution historians, please contact Alpha History.

Bernard Bailyn
George Bancroft
Charles Beard
Carl Becker
Daniel Boorstin
Edward Countryman
Merrill Jensen
Pauline Maier
Gary B. Nash
David Ramsay
Ray Raphael
Arthur Schlesinger
Mercy Otis Warren
Parson Weems
William Wirt
Gordon Wood
Howard Zinn

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