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Bernadotte Everly Schmitt (May 19, 1886 – March 23, 1969) was a historian of Europe. He was professor of Modern European History at the University of Chicago from 1924 until 1946.[3]


1 Biography 2 Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African, or Asian History 3 References 4 Further reading

Biography[edit] Professor Schmitt received his Master of Arts from the University of Oxford and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[1] In 1916 he gained notice with England and Germany, 1740-1914. His book The Coming of the War, 1914 (published in 1930[4]) won him the 1930 George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association[5] and the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for History.[1] This work, for which he remains best known, took issue with the equally prominent study of the origins of the First World War published two years earlier by Sidney Fay (for which its author had also won a Beer Prize). In contrast to Fay's argument that Serbia and Russia were culpable, Schmitt insisted that Germany had indeed been largely responsible for the catastrophe. The debate between the "orthodox" school represented by Schmitt, Luigi Albertini and Pierre Renouvin, and the "revisionist" school of Fay, Harry Elmer Barnes and others that shifted blame from the Central Powers to the Allies, dominated scholarship on the "war-guilt" question until the publication of Fritz Fischer's Griff nach der Weltmacht (Germany's Aims in the First World War) (1961), which reopened the debate with a fresh approach by blaming Germany's prewar ambitions.[6] Schmitt was the first editor of the Journal of Modern History, serving from 1929 to 1946.[1] In 1937 Schmitt published The Annexation of Bosnia, 1908-1909.[1][7] In 1960, he was President of the American Historical Association.[1] He died in 1969.[8] Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African, or Asian History[edit] The American Historical Association offers the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants to support research in the history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The funds for this program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt. These competitive annual grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying.[9] References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 50.  ^ a b Finding Aid for Bernadotte E. Schmitt Papers, University of Tennessee Special Collections. Retrieved: 15 May 2013. ^ https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc/findingaids/view.php?eadid=ICU.SPCL.SCHMITT ^ Full text Vol I and Vol II ^ "George Louis Beer Prize Recipients". American Historical Association. Retrieved December 24, 2017.  ^ Peter. Novick, That Noble Dream: The Objectivity Question and the American Historical Profession (Cambridge University Press, 1988), pp. 206-222. ^ books.google.com ^ "Bernadotte E. Schmitt Is Dead. Historian Won Pulitzer Prize. Charged Germany With Guilt for World War I in 'The Coming of the War, 1914'". New York Times. March 24, 1969. Retrieved 2008-07-17. Bernadotte E. Schmitt, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and authority on modern ... Dr. Schmitt was born in Strasburg, Va. ...  ^ https://www.historians.org/awards-and-grants/grants-and-fellowships/bernadotte-e-schmitt-grant

Further reading[edit]

Encyclopedia Americana (Volume 24: 1969) page 384. Bernadotte Everly Schmitt at Find a Grave

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Pulitzer Prize for History (1926–1950)

Edward Channing (1926) Samuel Flagg Bemis (1927) Vernon Louis Parrington (1928) Fred Albert Shannon (1929) Claude H. Van Tyne (1930) Bernadotte E. Schmitt (1931) John J. Pershing (1932) Frederick J. Turner (1933) Herbert Agar (1934) Charles McLean Andrews (1935) Andrew C. McLaughlin (1936) Van Wyck Brooks (1937) Paul Herman Buck (1938) Frank Luther Mott (1939) Carl Sandburg (1940) Marcus Lee Hansen (1941) Margaret Leech (1942) Esther Forbes (1943) Merle Curti (1944) Stephen Bonsal (1945) Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1946) James Phinney Baxter III (1947) Bernard DeVoto (1948) Roy Franklin Nichols (1949) Oliver W. Larkin (1950)

Complete list (1917–1925) (1926–1950) (1951–1975) (1976–2000) (2001–2025)

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Presidents of the American Historical Association


Andrew Dickson White (1884-85) George Bancroft (1886) Justin Winsor (1887) William Frederick Poole (1888) Charles Kendall Adams (1889) John Jay (1890) William Wirt Henry (1891) James Burrill Angell (1892-93) Henry Adams (1893-94) George Frisbie Hoar (1895) Richard Salter Storrs (1896) James Schouler (1897) George Park Fisher (1898) James Ford Rhodes (1899) Edward Eggleston (1900)


Charles Francis Adams Jr. (1901) Alfred Thayer Mahan (1902) Henry Charles Lea (1903) Goldwin Smith (1904) John Bach McMaster (1905) Simeon Eben Baldwin (1906) J. Franklin Jameson (1907) George Burton Adams (1908) Albert Bushnell Hart (1909) Frederick Jackson Turner (1910) William Milligan Sloane (1911) Theodore Roosevelt (1912) William Archibald Dunning (1913) Andrew C. McLaughlin (1914) H. Morse Stephens (1915) George Lincoln Burr (1916) Worthington C. Ford (1917) William Roscoe Thayer (1918-19) Edward Channing (1920) Jean Jules Jusserand (1921) Charles Homer Haskins (1922) Edward Potts Cheyney (1923) Woodrow Wilson (1924) Charles McLean Andrews (1924-25)


Dana Carleton Munro (1926) Henry Osborn Taylor (1927) James Henry Breasted (1928) James Harvey Robinson (1929) Evarts Boutell Greene (1930) Carl L. Becker (1931) Herbert Eugene Bolton (1932) Charles A. Beard (1933) William Dodd (1934) Michael Rostovtzeff (1935) Charles Howard McIlwain (1936) Guy Stanton Ford (1937) Laurence M. Larson (1938) William Scott Ferguson (1939) Max Farrand (1940) James Westfall Thompson (1941) Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. (1942) Nellie Neilson (1943) William Linn Westermann (1944) Carlton J. H. Hayes (1945) Sidney Bradshaw Fay (1946) Thomas J. Wertenbaker (1947) Kenneth Scott Latourette (1948) Conyers Read (1949) Samuel Eliot Morison (1950)


Robert Livingston Schuyler (1951) James G. Randall (1952) Louis R. Gottschalk (1953) Merle Curti (1954) Lynn Thorndike (1955) Dexter Perkins (1956) William L. Langer (1957) Walter Prescott Webb (1958) Allan Nevins (1959) Bernadotte Everly Schmitt (1960) Samuel Flagg Bemis (1961) Carl Bridenbaugh (1962) Crane Brinton (1963) Julian P. Boyd (1964) Frederic C. Lane (1965) Roy Franklin Nichols (1966) Hajo Holborn (1967) John K. Fairbank (1968) C. Vann Woodward (1969) Robert Roswell Palmer (1970) David M. Potter (1971) Joseph Strayer (1971) Thomas C. Cochran (1972) Lynn Townsend White Jr. (1973) Lewis Hanke (1974) Gordon Wright (1975)


Richard B. Morris (1976) Charles Gibson (1977) William J. Bouwsma (1978) John Hope Franklin (1979) David H. Pinkney (1980) Bernard Bailyn (1981) Gordon A. Craig (1982) Philip D. Curtin (1983) Arthur S. Link (1984) William H. McNeill (1985) Carl Neumann Degler (1986) Natalie Zemon Davis (1987) Akira Iriye (1988) Louis R. Harlan (1989) David Herlihy (1990) William Leuchtenburg (1991) Frederic Wakeman (1992) Louise A. Tilly (1993) Thomas C. Holt (1994) John Henry Coatsworth (1995) Caroline Bynum (1996) Joyce Appleby (1997) Joseph C. Miller (1998) Robert Darnton (1999) Eric Foner (2000)


William Roger Louis (2001) Lynn Hunt (2002) James M. McPherson (2003) Jonathan Spence (2004) James J. Sheehan (2005) Linda K. Kerber (2006) Barbara Weinstein (2007) Gabrielle M. Spiegel (2008) Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (2009) Barbara D. Metcalf (2010) Anthony Grafton (2011) William Cronon (2012) Kenneth Pomeranz (2013) Jan E. Goldstein (2014) Vicki L. Ruiz (2015) Patrick Manning (2016) Tyler E. Stovall (2017) Mary Beth Norton (2018)

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