Bernard Weisberger

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Bernard Weisberger
Bernard Allen Weisberger

(1922-08-15) August 15, 1922 (age 96)
New York

Bernard Allen Weisberger (born August 15, 1922 in New York)[1] is an American historian.[2] Weisberger taught American history at several universities including the University of Chicago and University of Rochester, where he was chair of the department. He has written more than a dozen books and worked on documentaries with Bill Moyers and Ken Burns. His article "The Dark and Bloody Ground of Reconstruction Historiography," which received the Charles Ramsdell Prize is considered a standard in the study of the Reconstruction period.[3]

He is a contributing editor of American Heritage, where which he was a columnist for ten years.[4] Weisberger was also a member of the National Hillel Commission and a participant in the civil rights movement.[5]

Selected books[edit]

His books include:

  • The La Follettes of Wisconsin: Love and Politics in Progressive America (University of Wisconsin Press, 1994)
  • America Afire: Adams, Jefferson, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800 (Morrow, 2000)
  • When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World series of 1906 (Harper Collins, 2006).


  1. ^ Weisberger, Bernard A. "United States Public Records Inde". familysearch. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  2. ^ Encyclopaedia Judaica, vol. 8, "Historians," p.550, 1971 (2nd ed.)
  3. ^ "History Doyens: What They're Famous For,". History News Network, George Mason University. Archived from the original on 2007-08-06.
  4. ^ "Bernard A. Weisberger Biography,". HarperCollins.
  5. ^ Encyclopaedia Judaica, vol. 8, "Historians," p.550, 1971 (2nd ed.)

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