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Henry Steele Commager

Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998) was an American historian and the author of forty books and seven hundred essays and reviews. He taught at Columbia University and Amherst College. A prolific liberal intellectual, he helped define modern liberalism in the United States. He also edited one of the most influential compilations of American historical documents, Documents of American History , and was coauthor of the widely used history text The Growth of the American Republic . He was awarded...See more