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Daniel Aaron

Daniel Aaron is a Victor S. Thomas Professor of English and American Literature, Emeritus of English at Harvard University and a founder of the Library of America.He received his B.A. in 1933 from the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. in 1943 from Harvard University.Selected works include: The Americanist (2007); American Notes: Selected Essays (1994); Cincinnati, Queen City of the West: 1819-1838 (1992); Writers on the Left (1992); Episodes in American Literary Communism (1974); The Unwritten War; American Writers and the Civil War (1973);America in Crisis; and Fourteen Crucial Episodes in American History (1971).

Articles by Daniel Aaron

U. S. A., July/August 1996 | Vol. 47, No. 4
People have been waiting for the great American novel ever since Civil War days. But John Dos Passos may have written it sixty years ago. Read >>
“Good writers,” says the author, “write the kind of history good historians can’t or don’t write” Read >>
George Templeton Strong was not a public man, and he is not widely known today. But for forty years he kept the best diary—in both historic and literary terms—ever written by an American. Read >>

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