Robert A. Gross

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Robert Alan Gross (born Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American historian, and James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor of Early American History at the University of Connecticut.[1]


Gross graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966, and from Columbia University with an M.A. in 1968 and a Ph.D. in 1976. He taught at Amherst College from 1976–88, the University of Sussex from 1981–83 and the College of William and Mary from 1988-2003.

He has written on such themes as multiculturalism and transnationalism in American thought and life.[2]

His work appeared in Newsweek, Harper's,[3] Saturday Review, and Book World.



  • The Minutemen and Their World (1976) (reprint Hill and Wang, 2001, ISBN 978-0-8090-0120-0)
  • In Debt to Shays: The Bicentennial of an Agrarian Rebellion. University Press of Virginia. 1993. ISBN 978-0-8139-1353-7. 
  • The Transcendentalists and Their World, Hill & Wang [5]


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