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John Bach McMaster
John Bach McMaster
(June 29, 1852 – May 24, 1932) was an American historian. McMaster was born in Brooklyn, New York.[1] His father, a native of New York, was a banker and planter at New Orleans
New Orleans
at the beginning of the Civil War.[2] He graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1872, worked as a civil engineer in 1873-1877, was instructor in civil engineering at Princeton University
Princeton University
in 1877-1883, and in 1883 became professor of American history in the University of Pennsylvania.[1] McMaster was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1884.[3] McMaster is best known for his History of the People of the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War (1883 sqq.), a valuable supplement to the more purely political writings of James Schouler, Von Holst and Henry Adams.[1] He began working on it in 1873, having collected material since 1870.[2] His A School History of the United States (1897) was an extremely popular textbook for many years.[1] Besides these books and numerous magazine articles, he published Benjamin Franklin as a Man of Letters in the "Men of Letters" series (Boston, 1887).[2] His historical work differed from standard practice in that it departed from an exclusively political focus to delve into social history and the lives of ordinary people and also in its use of news papers as sources. [4]


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John Bach McMaster, Bridge and Tunnel Centres, 1875. John Bach McMaster, History of the People of the United States
United States
from the Revolution to the Civil War (8 vols.), 1883-. John Bach McMaster, Benjamin Franklin as a Man of Letters, 1887.[5] John Bach McMaster, Outline of the Lectures of the Constitutional History of the United States, 1789-1889, 1889. John Bach McMaster, With the Fathers: Studies in the History of the United States, 1896. John Bach McMaster, The Origin, Meaning and Application of the Monroe Doctrine, 1896. John Bach McMaster, The University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Illustrated, 1897. John Bach McMaster, A School History of the United States, 1897. John Bach McMaster, A Primary History of the United States, 1901. John Bach McMaster, History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clarke (3 vols.), 1902-. John Fiske (1842-1901), John Bach McMaster
John Bach McMaster
(1852-1932), and John Henry Wright (1852-1908), Modern Development of the New World, 1902. John Bach McMaster, The Acquisition of Political, Social, and Industrial Rights of Man in America, 1903. John Bach McMaster, A Brief History of the United States, 1909. John Bach McMaster, The Life and Times of Stephen Girard, Mariner and Merchant, 1918. John Bach McMaster, The United States
United States
in the World War (3 vols.), 1918-1920.


^ a b c d Chisholm 1911, p. 264. ^ a b c Wilson & Fiske 1900. ^ American Antiquarian Society
American Antiquarian Society
Members Directory ^ Enclyclopedia of World Biography, McGraw-Hill, 1973 ^ "Review of Benjamin Franklin as a Man of Letters by John Bach McMaster". Science. XI (264): 94. 24 February 1888. 


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "McMaster, John Bach". Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 264.   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "McMaster, John Bach". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. 

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Andrew Dickson White
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(1884-85) George Bancroft
George Bancroft
(1886) Justin Winsor
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(1887) William Frederick Poole
William Frederick Poole
(1888) Charles Kendall Adams
Charles Kendall Adams
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James Burrill Angell
(1892-93) Henry Adams
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Richard Salter Storrs
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James Ford Rhodes
(1899) Edward Eggleston
Edward Eggleston


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


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


Robert Livingston Schuyler (1951) James G. Randall (1952) Louis R. Gottschalk (1953) Merle Curti (1954) Lynn Thorndike
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(1955) Dexter Perkins (1956) William L. Langer (1957) Walter Prescott Webb
Walter Prescott Webb
(1958) Allan Nevins
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
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
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(1982) Philip D. Curtin (1983) Arthur S. Link (1984) William H. McNeill (1985) Carl Neumann Degler (1986) Natalie Zemon Davis
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(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
Robert Darnton
(1999) Eric Foner
Eric Foner


William Roger Louis (2001) Lynn Hunt (2002) James M. McPherson
James M. McPherson
(2003) Jonathan Spence (2004) James J. Sheehan
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(2009) Barbara D. Metcalf (2010) Anthony Grafton
Anthony Grafton
(2011) William Cronon
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(2012) Kenneth Pomeranz
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(2013) Jan E. Goldstein (2014) Vicki L. Ruiz (2015) Patrick Manning (2016) Tyler E. Stovall (2017) Mary Beth Norton (2018)

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