The Historians picked by the Atlantic to compile a list of the 100 most influential Americans





JOYCE APPLEBY
Joyce Appleby is a professor emerita of history at the University of California at Los Angeles and a past president of the American Historical Association. Her works include Thomas Jefferson; Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans; and A Restless Past: History and the American Public , a collection of essays and addresses published last year.

H. W. BRANDS
H. W. Brands is the Dickson, Allen, Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Theodore Roosevelt, and Andrew Jackson, and his most recent book is The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years’ War Over the American Dollar.

ROBERT DALLEK
Robert Dallek is the author of Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932–1945, which won the Bancroft Prize; a two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson; and An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963. This spring, HarperCollins will publish his new book, Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power.

ELLEN FITZPATRICK
Ellen Fitzpatrick is the Carpenter Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. Her works include History’s Memory: Writing America’s Past, 1880–1980 and Endless Crusade: Women Social Scientists and Progressive Reform.

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN
Doris Kearns Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roose velt: The Home Front in World War II. She is also the author of The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys; Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream; and most recently Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which won the Lincoln Prize.

JOHN STEELE GORDON
John Steele Gordon is the author of Hamilton’s Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt and The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power, 1653–2000. His most recent book is An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power.

DAVID M. KENNEDY
David M. Kennedy is a professor of history at Stanford University and the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945. He won the Bancroft Prize for Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger.

WALTER McDOUGALL
Walter McDougall is a professor of history and international relations at the University of Pennsylvania. He won the Pulitzer Prize for The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age. His other works include Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter With the World Since 1776;Let the Sea Make a Noise: A History of the North Pacific From Magellan to MacArthur; and most recently Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History, 1585–1828.

MARK NOLL
Mark Noll is the McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His works include The Civil War as a Theological Crisis; The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys; and America’s God, From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln.

GORDON S. WOOD
Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and a professor of history at Brown University. He won the Pulitzer Prize for The Radicalism of the American Revolution and the Bancroft Prize for The Creation of the American Republic, 1776–1787. His latest book is Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different.



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