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Scott E. Casper

Scott E. Casper is a historian of nineteenth-century studies and president of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the   research library of pre-twentieth-century American history and culture founded in 1812.

Dr. Casper is the author of two books, Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine and Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America (1999). The latter won the best book in the history of the book prize from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. 

Dr. Casper has also co-authored and edited five scholarly volumes and three textbooks. He served as visiting editor of the William and Mary Quarterly (2008-09) and as contributing editor of the Journal of American History (2008-18).