Daniel Walker Howe


Born
in Ogden, Utah, The United States
January 10, 1937


Daniel Walker Howe is a historian of the early national period of American history and specializes in the intellectual and religious history of the United States. He is Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus at Oxford University in England and Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received the Pulitzer Prize for History for What Hath God Wrought, his most famous book. He was president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 2001 and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Howe graduated from East High School (Denver, Colorado), and received his Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University, magna cum laude in American History and Literature in 1959, and his Ph.D. at Univer
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Making the American Self: J...

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Victorian America

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“History works on a long time scale, and at any given moment we can perceive its directions but imperfectly.”
Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848

“the Mexican Congress passed a law suspending immigration from the United States in April 1830. Austin got an exemption from it for his own recruits, and others too found it easy to slip through the border. Mexico suffered the problem of illegal immigration from the United States until Austin’s lobbying in Mexico City helped secure repeal of the ban in November 1833.”
Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848

“All the rival presidential candidates called themselves Republicans, and each claimed to be the logical successor to the Jeffersonian heritage. Ironically, what the campaign produced was the breakup of the party and the traditions everyone honored. One-party government proved an evanescent phase in American history.”
Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848



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