Bernard Bailyn

Bernard Bailyn (September 10, 1922 – August 7, 2020) was an American historian, author, and academic specializing in U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary-era History. He was a professor at Harvard University from 1953. Bailyn won the Pulitzer Prize for History twice (in 1968 and 1987).[2] In 1998 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected him for the Jefferson Lecture.[3] He was a recipient of the 2010 National Humanities Medal.

Bernard Bailyn
Bailyn in 2012
Born(1922-09-09)September 9, 1922
DiedAugust 7, 2020(2020-08-07) (aged 97)
Alma mater
Scientific career
FieldsAmerican history
InstitutionsHarvard University
Doctoral studentsGordon S. Wood, Pauline Maier

He specialized in American colonial and revolutionary-era history, looking at merchants, demographic trends, Loyalists, international links across the Atlantic, and especially the political ideas that motivated the Patriots. He was best known for studies of republicanism and Atlantic history that transformed the scholarship in those fields.[4] He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1963.[5]