Bernard Bailyn

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Birthday
9, 1922
Birthplace
Hartford, CT
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1922 (age 95)
Birthplace
Hartford, CT

About

A Harvard-educated historian and author whose work focused on the American Revolution and the U.S. Colonial period, he was a two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for history.

Before Fame

He attended Williams College and Harvard University. One of his early scholarly works, The New England Merchants in the Seventeenth Century, was published in 1955.

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His best-known works include The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (1967) and Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution (1986). He was one of two authors of the American history textbook The Great Republic.

Family Life

He was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He later settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where he taught at Harvard.

Associated With

He and William Prescott are both well-known historians.