Carl Neumann Degler

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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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Bibliography[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Brennan, Elizabeth A. and Clarage, Elizabeth C. (1999). Who's Who of Pulitzer Prize Winners, p. 309. Phoenix, Arizona: The Oryx Press. ISBN 1-57356-111-8.
  2. ^ http://www.historians.org/info/AHA_History/cndeglerbibliography.htm

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