Robert H. McNeal, was an American historian and author, an expert on the history of the Soviet Union.
Robert Hatch McNeal was born in 1930 in Newark, New Jersey.
and Doctor of Philosophy (1958) from Columbia University.
In 1952 he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University, and his Master of Arts In 1969 McNeal joined the University of Massachusetts Amherst and headed its History department from 1971 to 1975. He died in 1988 in a car accident.