Howsoever you hate history you cannot deny the fact that it is interesting and exciting to know about historic events that shaped the world and people who were real icons of the past. They were the trailblazers who have directed much of our past, present and our future. While reading history is not everyone’s cup of tea, there are some who take it up professionally. Historians are people who research, study and write about the past. They are involved with continuous research of past events and study history of all times and human race. Every country has its own pool of historians who unleash the past for the mankind’s present and future. American historians have time and again explored the bygone era and brought forth unknown facts about America’s modest past and the events that led it to become a super power. They have covered every aspect of American history right from its African-America past, the Civil War, American liberalism and its global super power status. Eric Foner, Allan Nevins, Arthur M Schlesinger Jr, Francis Parkman, Bruce Catton are some of the celebrated American historians who have brought to limelight the historic past of America. Check this write-up to find in details about the famous American historians, their life and their works.
Noam ChomskyNoam Chomsky
07 December 1928
David McCulloughDavid McCullough
07 July 1933
Author, Historian

Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838

Arthur M SchlesingerArthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
15 October 1917

Bernard BerensonBernard Berenson
26 June 1865
Art Historian
Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
19 December 1875

Tara WestoverTara Westover
27 September 1986

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
01 October 1924
Judge, Lawyer, Historian

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
27 December 1943
Dan CarlinDan Carlin
14 November 1965
radio personality, podcaster

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
27 October 1952
Writer, Political scientist, Blogger, Economist
George McGovernGeorge McGovern
19 July 1922
Politician, Soldier, Historian

Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
24 August 1922
Playwright, Political scientist, Historian of the

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
04 January 1943
Journalist, Historian
Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
23 October 1958
Historian, Biographer

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
05 September 1953
Historian, University teacher, Journalist
Jon MeachamJon Meacham
20 May 1969
Journalist, Historian, Biographer

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
31 March 1948

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969
Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
14 January 1921
Writer, Historian, Philosopher, University

Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
21 February 1973
Historian, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Medical
Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
20 May 1952

Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
24 April 1953

Tim ConsidineTim Considine
31 December 1940

Bill JamesBill James
05 October 1949
Virginia DareVirginia Dare
18 August 1587
Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
24 October 1959

Noel IgnatievNoel Ignatiev
1940 AD

Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
14 June 1949

Max BootMax Boot
12 September 1969
Writer, Consultant, Historian, Journalist
Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957
Historian, University teacher

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Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
08 September 1954

Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
13 November 1941
Journalist, Historian

Iris ChangIris Chang
28 March 1968
Historian, Journalist, Writer

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
03 May 1932
Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor,
Gertrude HimmelfarbGertrude Himmelfarb
08 August 1922
Historian, University teacher, Writer

Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
1952 AD
journalist, intelligence analyist
James MillJames Mill
06 April 1773

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
28 September 1930
Economist, Geopolitician, Economic historian,

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,
Samuel Eliot MorisonSamuel Eliot Morison
09 July 1887
Officer, Military historian, Historian, University

Andrew BacevichAndrew Bacevich
05 July 1947
political scientist, historian
Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
19 December 1875
Journalist, Historian

Archibald Gracie IVArchibald Gracie IV
17 January 1859
historian, writer

Eric FonerEric Foner
07 February 1943
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University

Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
17 January 1962
Film director, Journalist, Non-fiction writer,

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
19 October 1895
Architect, Historian of technology, Historian,
Studs TerkelStuds Terkel
16 May 1912
Journalist, Historian, Radio personality, Writer,

Russell KirkRussell Kirk
19 October 1918
Political scientist, Philosopher, Literary critic,

Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
18 August 1969
Historian, Writer, Literary critic, University

Richard PipesRichard Pipes
11 July 1923
Historian, Writer, University teacher
David HalberstamDavid Halberstam
10 April 1934
Historian, Writer, Journalist

William L. ShirerWilliam L. Shirer
23 February 1904
Journalist, Historian, Writer
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913
Anthropologist, Historian, Author, Non-fiction

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
01 June 1932
Historian, Social critic, Writer, Sociologist,

Stephen GreenblattStephen Greenblatt
07 November 1943
Robert KaganRobert Kagan
26 September 1958

Caleb CarrCaleb Carr
02 August 1955
Michael BeschlossMichael Beschloss
30 November 1955
American historian

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
30 October 1840
Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian,

James M. McPhersonJames M. McPherson
11 October 1936
Historian, University teacher, Writer
Drew Gilpin FaustDrew Gilpin Faust
18 September 1947
Historian, University teacher

Garry WillsGarry Wills
22 May 1934
Historian, Biographer
Frederick Jackson TurnerFrederick Jackson Turner
14 November 1861
Historian, Writer

Christopher BrowningChristopher Browning
22 May 1944
Historian of the modern age, Historian

Madison GrantMadison Grant
19 November 1865
Lawyer, Anthropologist, Racial theorist,

Richard HofstadterRichard Hofstadter
06 August 1916
Historian, Political scientist, Writer, University
Richard CarrierRichard Carrier
01 December 1969
Historian, Philosopher
George Washington WilliamsGeorge Washington Williams
16 October 1849
Soldier, Historian, Diplomat, Writer, Minister,

John Lewis GaddisJohn Lewis Gaddis
02 April 1941
Historian, University teacher, Biographer

Charles TillyCharles Tilly
27 May 1929
Historian, Political scientist, Sociologist,

Charles A. BeardCharles A. Beard
27 November 1874
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University
Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
29 June 1883
Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian,

John Henrik ClarkeJohn Henrik Clarke
01 January 1915

Gordon S. WoodGordon S. Wood
27 November 1933
Historian, University teacher, Writer

L. Sprague de CampL. Sprague de Camp
27 November 1907

Mark BowdenMark Bowden
17 July 1951
Writer, Historian, Screenwriter, Journalist
Raul HilbergRaul Hilberg
02 June 1926
Historian, Political scientist, Writer,

Francis Parker YockeyFrancis Parker Yockey
18 September 1917
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, Pianist, Lawyer,
Erwin PanofskyErwin Panofsky
30 March 1892
Art historian

John Hope FranklinJohn Hope Franklin
02 January 1915
Historian, University teacher, Author, Professor,

Joan Wallach ScottJoan Wallach Scott
18 December 1941
Historian, University teacher
Thomas WoodsThomas Woods
01 August 1972
Historian, Writer, Economist

Elaine PagelsElaine Pagels
13 February 1943
William ManchesterWilliam Manchester
01 April 1922
Historian, Author, Professor, Biographer, Writer

George BancroftGeorge Bancroft
03 October 1800
Diplomat, Historian of the modern age, Historian,

Daniel J. BoorstinDaniel J. Boorstin
01 October 1914
Librarian, Historian, Writer, Sociologist, Lawyer,

C. Vann WoodwardC. Vann Woodward
13 November 1908
Thomas FrankThomas Frank
21 March 1965
Historian, Journalist

Daniel YerginDaniel Yergin
06 February 1947
Historian, Economist, Writer
Hayden WhiteHayden White
12 July 1928
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, University teacher

James Truslow AdamsJames Truslow Adams
18 October 1878
Historian of the modern age, Historian, Biographer
Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
19 June 1945
Historian, Music historian, Writer, Journalist,

Francis ParkmanFrancis Parkman
16 September 1823
Horticulturist, Historian, Writer
Edward LuttwakEdward Luttwak
04 November 1942
Economist, Geopolitician, Historian, Writer