Carl Degler

Carl Neumann Degler (born 6 Feb 1921 in Orange, N.J.) is an American historian. Degler is a past president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association and the Southern Historical Association. He is the Margaret Byrne Professor of American History Emeritus at Stanford University.[1]

Career

In 1972, Degler was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History for his book Neither Black nor White, a work comparing slavery and race relations in Brazil and the United States. He wrote Out of Our Past, a study of United States history. It is currently used in various classrooms and study-chambers throughout the United States, along with Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States; they are considered as presenting conflicting viewpoints and thus optimal for presenting a complete view of American history. In 1986 Degler was elected President of the American Historical Association.

Education

His work is studied in many High School AP (Advanced Placement) United States History classes, and he is discussed thoroughly in college English and History classes.

Personal life

Degler is married to Teresa Baker Degler, and has two children, and four grandchildren.

Bibliography

Degler's works include:[2]

  • Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America (1959)
  • Neither Black Nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States (1972)
  • The Other South - Southern Dissenters in the Nineteenth Century (1974)
  • Place Over Time: The Continuity of Southern Distinctiveness, (1977)
  • At Odds : Women and the Family in America from the Revolution to the Present (1981)
  • In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought (1991)
  • The Third American Revolution (1959)

References

External links

  • AHA Presidential Address
  • The Pulitzer Prizes


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