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Schlesinger definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: United States historian and advisor to President Kennedy (born in 1917) [syn: Schlesinger, Arthur Schlesinger, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.]
2: United States historian (1888-1965) [syn: Schlesinger, Arthur Schlesinger, Arthur Meier Schlesinger]

Merriam Webster's

biographical name Arthur M(eier) 1888-1965 & his son Arthur M(eier) Jr. 1917- American historians

Britannica Concise

U.S. historians. Born in Xenia, Ohio, the elder Schlesinger taught at Harvard Univ. for three decades beginning in 1924. He helped to broaden the study of U.S. history by emphasizing social and urban developments. His books include The Colonial Merchants and the American Revolution, 1763-1776 (1917) and Rise of the City, 1878-1898 (1933), and he coedited (with Dixon Ryan Fox) the series A History of American Life (1928-43). His son, born in Columbus, Ohio, has taught at Harvard (1946-61) and the City Univ. of New York (1966-95). Long active in liberal politics, he was an adviser to A. Stevenson and J. F. Kennedy during their presidential campaigns and served as Kennedy's special assistant. His books include The Age of Jackson (1946, Pulitzer Prize), The Age of Roosevelt (3 vols., 1957-60), A Thousand Days (1965, National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize), The Imperial Presidency (1973), and The Cycles of American History (1986).



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