Bernard Bailyn

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Bernard Bailyn
Born(1922-09-09)September 9, 1922
DiedAugust 7, 2020(2020-08-07) (aged 97)
Alma materWilliams College
Harvard University
AwardsPulitzer Prize for History (1968, 1987)
Bancroft Prize (1968)
Scientific career
FieldsAmerican history
InstitutionsHarvard University
Doctoral studentsGordon S. Wood, Pauline Maier

Bernard Bailyn (9 September 1922 – 7 August 2020) was an American historian, author, and professor specializing in U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary-era History. He was a professor at Harvard University from 1953 until his death. Bailyn won the Pulitzer Prize for History twice (in 1968 and 1987).[1]

In 1998 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected him for the Jefferson Lecture.[2] He was a recipient of the 2010 National Humanities Medal.

Bailyn died of heart failure at his home in Belmont, Massachusetts on August 7, 2020 at the age of 97.[3]

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  1. "History". Past winners & finalists by category. The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2012-03-17.
  2. Jefferson Lecturers at NEH Website (retrieved January 22, 2009).
  3. Bernard Bailyn, Eminent Historian of Early America, Dies at 97

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