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
Linguist
David McCulloughDavid McCullough
07 July 1933
Author, Historian

Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

Arthur M SchlesingerArthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
15 October 1917
Historian

Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838
Historian

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

Tara WestoverTara Westover
27 September 1986
Memoirist

George McGovernGeorge McGovern
19 July 1922
Politician, Soldier, Historian
Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
24 April 1953
Actor

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
01 October 1924
Judge, Lawyer, Historian
Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
16 September 1950
Author

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
05 September 1953
Historian, University teacher, Journalist

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

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
27 October 1952
Writer, Political scientist, Blogger, Economist

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
20 May 1969
Journalist, Historian, Biographer
Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
04 January 1943
Journalist, Historian

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
31 March 1948
Officer

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
19 December 1875
Journalist, Historian

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
14 January 1921
Writer, Historian, Philosopher, University
Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
08 September 1954
Writer

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
23 October 1958
Historian, Biographer
Tim ConsidineTim Considine
31 December 1940
Actor

Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
20 May 1952
Writer

Bill JamesBill James
05 October 1949
Statistician
Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
24 October 1959
Journalist

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
03 May 1932
Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor,
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
27 December 1943
Journalist

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969
Historian

Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957
Historian, University teacher
Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
14 June 1949
Novelist

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Virginia DareVirginia Dare
18 August 1587
Colonist
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913
Anthropologist, Historian, Author, Non-fiction

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

Max BootMax Boot
12 September 1969
Writer, Consultant, Historian, Journalist

Eric FonerEric Foner
07 February 1943
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University
Michael BeschlossMichael Beschloss
30 November 1955
American historian
Studs TerkelStuds Terkel
16 May 1912
Journalist, Historian, Radio personality, Writer,

David HalberstamDavid Halberstam
10 April 1934
Historian, Writer, Journalist

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,

Archibald Gracie IVArchibald Gracie IV
17 January 1859
historian, writer
Iris ChangIris Chang
28 March 1968
Historian, Journalist, Writer

Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
21 February 1973
Historian, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Medical

James MillJames Mill
06 April 1773
Historian

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

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
01 June 1932
Historian, Social critic, Writer, Sociologist,
William L. ShirerWilliam L. Shirer
23 February 1904
Journalist, Historian, Writer

Samuel Eliot MorisonSamuel Eliot Morison
09 July 1887
Officer, Military historian, Historian, University
Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
28 September 1930
Economist, Geopolitician, Economic historian,

Drew Gilpin FaustDrew Gilpin Faust
18 September 1947
Historian, University teacher

Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
18 August 1969
Historian, Writer, Literary critic, University
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
19 October 1895
Architect, Historian of technology, Historian,

Garry WillsGarry Wills
22 May 1934
Historian, Biographer
Caleb CarrCaleb Carr
02 August 1955
Historian

Charles Francis Adams Sr.Charles Francis Adams Sr.
18 August 1807
Writer

Edward LuttwakEdward Luttwak
04 November 1942
Economist, Geopolitician, Historian, Writer

James M. McPhersonJames M. McPherson
11 October 1936
Historian, University teacher, Writer

Russell KirkRussell Kirk
19 October 1918
Political scientist, Philosopher, Literary critic,
George Washington WilliamsGeorge Washington Williams
16 October 1849
Soldier, Historian, Diplomat, Writer, Minister,

Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
29 June 1883
Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian,

Stephen GreenblattStephen Greenblatt
07 November 1943
Historian

Ananda CoomaraswamyAnanda Coomaraswamy
22 August 1877
Philosopher
Richard HofstadterRichard Hofstadter
06 August 1916
Historian, Political scientist, Writer, University

Madison GrantMadison Grant
19 November 1865
Lawyer, Anthropologist, Racial theorist,
Francis Parker YockeyFrancis Parker Yockey
18 September 1917
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, Pianist, Lawyer,

Richard CarrierRichard Carrier
01 December 1969
Historian, Philosopher

Maurice BergerMaurice Berger
22 May 1956
Historian
Christopher BrowningChristopher Browning
22 May 1944
Historian of the modern age, Historian

John Henrik ClarkeJohn Henrik Clarke
01 January 1915
Historian
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
30 October 1840
Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian,

Andrew BacevichAndrew Bacevich
05 July 1947
political scientist, historian

Charles TillyCharles Tilly
27 May 1929
Historian, Political scientist, Sociologist,
Frederick Jackson TurnerFrederick Jackson Turner
14 November 1861
Historian, Writer

Mark BowdenMark Bowden
17 July 1951
Writer, Historian, Screenwriter, Journalist
Thomas FrankThomas Frank
21 March 1965
Historian, Journalist

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

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

John Lewis GaddisJohn Lewis Gaddis
02 April 1941
Historian, University teacher, Biographer
Robert KaganRobert Kagan
26 September 1958
Historian
Charles A. BeardCharles A. Beard
27 November 1874
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University

Thomas WoodsThomas Woods
01 August 1972
Historian, Writer, Economist

Erwin PanofskyErwin Panofsky
30 March 1892
Art historian

Elaine PagelsElaine Pagels
13 February 1943
Historian
Gordon S. WoodGordon S. Wood
27 November 1933
Historian, University teacher, Writer

Daniel YerginDaniel Yergin
06 February 1947
Historian, Economist, Writer

William ManchesterWilliam Manchester
01 April 1922
Author

Richard PipesRichard Pipes
11 July 1923
Historian, Writer, University teacher

Joan Wallach ScottJoan Wallach Scott
18 December 1941
Historian, University teacher
Laurel Thatcher UlrichLaurel Thatcher Ulrich
11 July 1938
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University

Bruce CattonBruce Catton
09 October 1899
Historian
Raul HilbergRaul Hilberg
02 June 1926
Historian, Political scientist, Writer,

George BancroftGeorge Bancroft
03 October 1800
Diplomat, Historian of the modern age, Historian,
James Truslow AdamsJames Truslow Adams
18 October 1878
Historian of the modern age, Historian, Biographer
C. Vann WoodwardC. Vann Woodward
13 November 1908
Historian