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Bernard Weisberger

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Nationality  American
Movies  The Congress
Role  Historian
Name  Bernard Weisberger
Occupation  Writer Historian

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Born  August 15, 1922 (age 93) (1922-08-15) New York
Books  America afire, When Chicago Ruled Ba, The La Follettes of Wisconsin, Cold War - Cold Peace, American heritage history of
Similar People  Geoffrey Ward, Ric Burns, Irwin Unger, Ken Burns, David McCullough

Bernard Allen Weisberger (born August 15, 1922 in New York) is an American historian. Weisberger taught American history at several universities including the University of Chicago and University of Rochester, where he was chair of the department. He has written more than a dozen books and worked on documentaries with Bill Moyers and Ken Burns. His article "The Dark and Bloody Ground of Reconstruction Historiography," which received the Charles Ramsdell Prize is considered a standard in the study of the Reconstruction period.

He is a contributing editor of American Heritage, where which he was a columnist for ten years. Weisberger was also a member of the National Hillel Commission and a participant in the civil rights movement.

Selected books

His books include:

  • The La Follettes of Wisconsin: Love and Politics in Progressive America (University of Wisconsin Press, 1994)
  • America Afire: Adams, Jefferson, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800 (Morrow, 2000)
  • When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World series of 1906 (Harper Collins, 2006).
  • References

    Bernard Weisberger Wikipedia