Alan Trachtenberg (born March 22, 1932, in Philadelphia, PA) is Neil Gray, Jr. Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is the husband of Betty Trachtenberg, former Dean of Students at Yale University, and father to Zev Trachtenberg, Elissa Trachtenberg and Julie Trachtenberg. He enjoys swimming, canoeing, and photography.
- Lincoln's Smile and Other Enigmas, Hill and Wang, 2007, ISBN 978-0-8090-6573-8.
- Shades of Hiawatha: Staging Indians, Making Americans, 1880-1930, Hill and Wang, 2004, ISBN 0-374-29975-7.
- Reading American Photographs: Images as History, Mathew Brady to Walker Evans, Hill and Wang, 1990, ISBN 0-374-52249-9.
- The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age, Hill and Wang, 1982, ISBN 0-8090-5827-8.
- Classic Essays in Photography (editor), Leetes Island Books, 1981, ISBN 0-918172-07-1.
- Brooklyn Bridge: Fact and Symbol, University Of Chicago Press, 1965, ISBN 0-226-81115-8.
- The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age, online version.
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