Which Historians Have Influenced You the Most?

I've been reflecting the past few weeks on the historians who've influenced my work or historical viewpoint the most. Some of the historians were obvious, but I was also surprised at who else came to mind after some thought. There is a distinct bias toward political historians. In no particular order, my list*: Robert V. …

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My Academic Family Tree

One of the most exciting moments of my first year as a doctoral student occurred as I sat in the office of my advisor, John Marszalek, and heard him say that his doctoral advisor was Vincent DeSantis. The surge of adrenaline that I felt at that moment wasn't because of DeSantis, although he was a stellar scholar in his own right, but …

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