Famous American Historians

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 2 Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham
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Famous As: Journalist, Historian, Biographer
Birthdate: May 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 3 Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson
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Famous As: Historian, University teacher, Journalist
Birthdate: September 5, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 4 Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama
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Famous As: Writer, Political scientist, Blogger, Economist
Birthdate: October 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 5 David McCullough

David McCullough
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Famous As: Author, Historian
Birthdate: July 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 6 David Eisenhower

David Eisenhower
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Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: March 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 7 Joe Medicine Crow

Joe Medicine Crow
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: April 3, 2016
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 8 Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 9 Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 10 Eric Bogosian

Eric Bogosian
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 11 Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson
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Famous As: Historian, Biographer
Birthdate: October 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 12 Tim Considine

Tim Considine
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 31, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 13 Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum
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Famous As: Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer, Journalist
Birthdate: July 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Polish, American

 14 Virginia Dare

Virginia Dare
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Famous As: Colonist
Birthdate: August 18, 1587
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 15 Heather Cox Richardson

Heather Cox Richardson
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Nationality: American

 16 Carter Woodson

Carter Woodson
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 3, 1950

 17 Joseph L. Galloway

Joseph L. Galloway
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Famous As: Journalist, Historian
Birthdate: November 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 18 Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 19 Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin
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Famous As: Writer, Historian, Philosopher, University teacher, Anarchist, Libertarian municipalism, Social ecology
Birthdate: January 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: July 30, 2006

 20 Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger
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Famous As: Film director, Journalist, Non-fiction writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 21 Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 22 Max Boot

Max Boot
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Famous As: Writer, Consultant, Historian, Journalist
Birthdate: September 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 23 George Washington Williams

George Washington Williams
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Famous As: Soldier, Historian, Diplomat, Writer, Minister, Politician, Journalist
Birthdate: October 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: August 2, 1891

 24 Drew Gilpin Faust

Drew Gilpin Faust
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Famous As: Historian, University teacher
Birthdate: September 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 25 Timothy D. Snyder

Timothy D. Snyder
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Famous As: Historian, Writer, Literary critic, University teacher
Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 26 Lothrop Stoddard

Lothrop Stoddard
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian, Author, Journalist, Opinion journalist
Birthdate: June 29, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 1, 1950

 27 Caleb Carr

Caleb Carr
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: August 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 28 Eric Foner

Eric Foner
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Famous As: Historian of the modern age, Historian, University teacher, Actor, Writer
Birthdate: February 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 29 Allan Lichtman

Allan Lichtman
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: April 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 30 Archibald Gracie IV

Archibald Gracie IV
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Famous As: historian, writer
Birthdate: January 17, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 4, 1912

 31 Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein
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Famous As: Economist, Geopolitician, Economic historian, Historian, Political scientist, Writer, Sociologist, University teacher
Birthdate: September 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 32 Henry Adams

Henry Adams
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: February 16, 1838
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 27, 1918

 33 Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford
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Famous As: Architect, Historian of technology, Historian, Sociologist, Screenwriter, Literary critic, Philosopher, Journalist
Birthdate: October 19, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: January 26, 1990

 34 Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: September 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 35 Vincent Barrett Price

Vincent Barrett Price
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Birthdate: August 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 36 Madison Grant

Madison Grant
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Famous As: Lawyer, Anthropologist, Racial theorist, Historian, Zoologist
Birthdate: November 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: May 30, 1937

 37 Frederick Jackson Turner

Frederick Jackson Turner
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Famous As: Historian, Writer
Birthdate: November 14, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: March 14, 1932

 38 Russell Kirk

Russell Kirk
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Famous As: Political scientist, Philosopher, Literary critic, Historian, Novelist, Writer, Science fiction writer, Journalist
Birthdate: October 19, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: April 29, 1994

 39 Barbara Tuchman

Barbara Tuchman
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: January 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 6, 1989

 40 Charles Francis Adams Sr.

Charles Francis Adams Sr.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 18, 1807
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: November 21, 1886

 41 Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden
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Famous As: Writer, Historian, Screenwriter, Journalist
Birthdate: July 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 42 Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank
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Famous As: Historian, Journalist
Birthdate: March 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 43 Garry Wills

Garry Wills
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Famous As: Historian, Biographer
Birthdate: May 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 44 Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: November 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 45 Richard Hofstadter

Richard Hofstadter
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Famous As: Historian, Political scientist, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: August 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: October 24, 1970

 46 Christopher Lasch

Christopher Lasch
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Famous As: Historian, Social critic, Writer, Sociologist, Journalist
Birthdate: June 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: February 14, 1994

 47 John Henrik Clarke

John Henrik Clarke
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: January 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: July 16, 1998

 48 Christopher Browning

Christopher Browning
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Famous As: Historian of the modern age, Historian
Birthdate: May 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 49 William Graham Sumner

William Graham Sumner
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian, Sociologist, Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: October 30, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 1910

 50 Richard Carrier

Richard Carrier
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Famous As: Historian, Philosopher
Birthdate: December 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American