Robert K. Webb
Webb was educated at Oberlin College, taking his AB summa cum laude in 1947. He served in the United States Army Artillery during World War II, rising to master sergeant. In 1951 he received a PhD from Columbia University. In his historical works, Webb focused on Britain's avoidance of revolution during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as religious dissent.
In 1966 he translated Élie Halévy's Era of Tyrannies: Essays on Socialism and War into English. In 1992 he was honored with a festschrift, Religion and Irreligion in Victorian Society: Essays in Honor of R. K. Webb edited by R. W. Davis and R. J. Helmstadter.
- The British Working Class Reader, 1790–1848: Literacy and Social Tension (1955).
- Harriet Martineau: A Radical Victorian (1960).
- Modern England (1968).
- (with Peter Gay), Modern Europe since 1815 (1980).
- Sandra Herbert, 'In Memoriam: Robert K. Webb (1922–2012)', Perspectives on History (1 November 2012).