David Herbert Donald passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the age of 88. Donald was a life member of the AHA, having joined the organization in 1946. The Mississippi native was a well-regarded scholar of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era, and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for biographies of abolitionist Charles Sumner (1961) and writer Thomas Wolfe (1988).
Article By: David Darlington
John Hope Franklin, the eminent historian of African American history, civil rights activist, and teacher died yesterday of congestive heart failure at the Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. He was 94.
Article By: Vernon Horn
On October 12th AHA Today recognized the life and work of Roy Rosenzweig
, who passed away on the evening of October 11th. The news of this loss has spread across the Internet, where numerous blog posts and articles went up soon after Rosenzweig’s death. Within this post are links to a few. You'll also find some other articles we're reading, on topics including the Tomb of the Unknowns, a digitization project in Germany, and dirt on Madison.
Roy Rosenzweig, the Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of History & New Media at George Mason University, and a friend and councilor of the AHA, passed away yesterday, October 11, 2007, due to complications resulting from advanced cancer of the lungs.
Eugen Weber, AHA life member and the recipient of the Association’s Award for Scholarly Distinction
for 1999, died on Thursday, May 17, 2007, according to a press release
from UCLA, where Weber was emeritus professor of history. He was 82.
Alfred D. Chandler Jr., the man Fortune magazine once described as “America’s pre-eminent business historian,” died last week at the age of 88. He was best known for his 1978 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business, which shows how a new class of salaried, professional managers wrested control of the American economy from the phantom market forces described by Adam Smith. Chandler’s theories earned him international praise and forever altered the field of economic history.
The AHA is saddened to report the death of Robert M. Warner on April 24, 2007, in Ann Arbour, Michigan, of a heart attack. Warner served as the sixth Archivist of the United States from July 1980 to April 15, 1985. During his term, Warner was instrumental in making the national archives an independent federal agency.
Arthur M. Schlesinger jr., one of the most distinguished historians of the 20th and 21st centuries and a life member of the AHA, died of a heart attack last night in Manhattan. He was 89.