Henry Adams Biography
(Historian Known for His Work 'The History of the United States of America 1801–1817')
Birthday: February 16, 1838 (Aquarius)
Born In: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Henry Adams was a renowned American academician and journalist. He was also a historian and novelist, well-known for his books like “Democracy: An American Novel” and "Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres”. As the author of his autobiography "The Education of Henry Adams", he received Pulitzer Prize posthumously in 1919. Through this book, he discussed about the possibility of the application of scientific method to the study of history. This view of Adam is better known as 'Dynamic Theory of History'. His book "Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres" contains his in-depth analysis of thirteenth-century Christianity. Hailing from a family with strong political background, this Harvard educated personality was a correspondent of “Boston Daily Courier”. As the private secretary of his father, who was a Minister of Great Britain, he learnt a lot about various social and political issues across the world. As an assistant professor at Harvard University, he introduced several necessary systems for the development of university education. He was a strong supporter of Cuba's independence. As a freelance political journalist, his works regarding financial issues concerning America earned him critical acclaim. Moreover, a number of articles written by him reflect his opinion regarding the Panic of 1893 and gold standard.