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Editor , historian , professor

Albert Bushnell Hart, Ph.D. (July 1, 1854–July 16, 1943), was an American historian, writer, and teacher. One of the first generation of professionally trained historians in the United States, a prolific author and editor of historical works, Albert Bushnell Hart became, as Samuel Eliot Morison described him, "The Grand Old Man" of American history, looking the part with his "patriarchal full beard and flowing moustaches."

Background

Son of Albert Gailord Hart.

Hart was born in Clarksville (now Clark), Mercer County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard University in 1880. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a classmate and friend of future U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. He studied at Paris, Berlin and Freiburg, and received his doctorate from Freiburg in 1883. That same year joined the Harvard faculty, serving as instructor in history in 1883-1887, assistant professor in 1887-1897, becoming professor in 1897. He remained on the faculty for 43 years, retiring in 1926. In retirement he continued to write and edit from a room in Widener Library. He maintained a summer home in New Hampshire near Mount Monadnock.

Education

Studied at Cleveland Schools. Harvard University Berlin University. University of Freiburg.

Ecole des Sciences Politiques, Paris. Bachelor of Arts Harvard, 18S0. Doctor of Philosophy Freiburg i/B. 1883.

Doctor of Laws Richmond, Tufts, Western Reserve. Doc.-es-lettres, University of Geneva.

He studied at Paris, Berlin and Freiburg, and received his doctorate from Freiburg in 1883. That same year joined the Harvard faculty, serving as instructor in history in 1883-1887, assistant professor in 1887-1897, becoming professor in 1897. He remained on the faculty for 43 years, retiring in 1926. In retirement he continued to write and edit from a room in Widener Library. He maintained a summer home in New Hampshire near Mount Monadnock

Career

Instructor in History, Harvard, 1883-1887. Assistant Professor, 1887-1896. Professor of History, 1896- 1910. Eaton Professor of Science of Government, Harvard, since 1910.

Works

  • book

    • National Ideals Historically Traced

      (This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before ...)

    • Introduction to the Study of Federal Government (1890)

    • Epoch Maps, Illustrating American History (1891)

    • Formation of the Union (1892, in the Epochs of American History series)

    • Practical Essays on American Government (1893)

    • Studies in American Education (1895)

    • Guide to the Study of American History, with Edward Channing (1897)

    • Formation of the Union, 1750-1829 (1897)

    • Salmon Portland Chase (1899, in the American Statesman series)

    • Foundations of American Foreign Policy (1901)

    • Actual Government (1903)

    • National Ideals Historically Traced (1907)

    • Slavery and Abolition

  • Other Work

Membership

  • Clubs: Colonial, Cambridge; Century, New York.

Connections

father:
Albert Gailord Hart