George M. Fredrickson
|George M. Fredrickson|
July 16, 1934|
Bristol, Connecticut, U.S.
February 25, 2008 (aged 73)|
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
|Occupation||U.S. and comparative historian|
|Known for||White Supremacy: a Comparative Study in American and South African History|
George M. Fredrickson (July 16, 1934 – February 25, 2008) was an American Edgar E. Robinson Professor of U.S. History at Stanford University from 1984 until the time of his retirement in 2002.
Fredrickson was best known for his work in the fields of comparative history, along with his work in the study of the history of racism and white supremacy. Fredrickson was also the president of the Organization of American Historians. After completing his Ph.D. in history he taught first at Harvard University, then joined the faculty at Northwestern University where he held the post of William Smith Mason professor of American History. In 1984 he moved to Stanford University.
- 1982 Merle Curti Award, for White Supremacy: A Comparative Study of American and South African History
- 1982 Pulitzer Prize for History finalist 
- The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union, New York: Harper, 1965.
- Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Desiny, 1817-1914, New York: Harper, 1971.
- White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American and South African History. Oxford University Press. 1982. ISBN 978-0-19-503042-6.
- Racism: A Short History. Princeton University Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-691-00899-8.
- Fredrickson, George M. (November 8, 2003). "Race, Ethnicity, and National Identity in France and the United States: A Comparative Historical Overview" (PDF). Yale. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 8, 2003. Retrieved December 8, 2003.
- The comparative imagination: on the history of racism, nationalism, and social movements. University of California Press. 2000. ISBN 978-0-520-22484-1.
- The arrogance of race: historical perspectives on slavery, racism, and social inequality. Wesleyan University Press. 1988. ISBN 978-0-8195-6217-3.
- Maurice Smethurst Evans (2001). Black and white in the southern states: a study of the race problem in the United States from a South African point of view. Introduction George M. Fredrickson. University of South Carolina Press. ISBN 978-1-57003-409-1.
- Nancy Foner, George M. Fredrickson, eds. (2005). Not Just Black and White: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States. Russell Sage Foundation. ISBN 978-0-87154-270-0.
- "1982 Finalists". Pulitzer.
- Douglas Martin (March 7, 2008). "George Fredrickson, 73, Historian, Dies". The New York Times.
- Cynthia Haven (March 5, 2008). "George Fredrickson, influential voice on race, racism, dies at 73". Stanford Report.
- Ariela J. Gross, Leslie M. Harris (May 2008). "In Memoriam: George M. Fredrickson". Perspectives on History. American Historical Association.
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