Albert Bushnell Hart Biography

Albert Bushnell Hart (July 1, 1854–June 16, 1943) was particularly distinguished as a teacher and editor. After receiving his PhD from the University of Freiburg in 1883, he returned to America to teach at Harvard, where he was a professor of history and government until 1926. His students included Franklin D. Roosevelt and W.E.B. Dubois. His most distinguished editing project was the 28 volume The American Nation: A History from Original Sources by Associated Scholars (1904–18), a landmark in the writing of U.S. history by professional historians that would remain the standard in the field for decades thereafter.


Introduction to the study of federal government. By Albert Bushnell Hart. Boston: Ginn, 1891.

Epoch maps illustrating American history. By Albert Bushnell Hart. New York: Longmans, Green, 1893.

The Virginia and Kentucky resolutions, with the alien, sedition, and other acts. 1798-1799. New York: A. Lovell, 1894.

Briefs for debate on current political, economic, and social topics. Edited by W. Du Bois Brookings and Ralph Curtis Ringwalt, with an introduction by Albert Bushnell Hart. New York: Longmans, Green, 1896.

American history told by contemporaries. Edited by Albert Bushnell Hart. 5 Vol. New York, London: Macmillan, 1897-1929.

Formation of the union, 1750-1829. By Albert Bushnell Hart 8th ed., rev. New York, London: Longmans, Green., 1897.

The underground railroad from slavery to freedom. With an introduction By Albert Bushnell Hart. Gloucester, Mass., P. Smith, 1968, 1898.

Salmon Portland Chase. By Albert Bushnell Hart. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1899

The foundations of American foreign policy, with a working bibliography. By Albert Bushnell Hart. New York: Macmillan, 1901; Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.

Handbook of the history, diplomacy, and government of the United States. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1901.

How our grandfathers lived, selected and annotated by Albert Bushnell Hart. New York: Macmillan, 1902. Reprint with the collaboration of Annie Bliss Chapman. Washington, D.C.: Regnery, c1999.

The romance of the Civil War; selected and annotated by Albert Bushnell Hart with the collaboration of Elizabeth Stevens. New York, London: Macmillan, 1903; Reprint Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 1999.

Slavery and abolition, 1831-1841. By Albert Bushnell Hart. New York, London: Harper & Brothers, 1906; Reprint, New York: Negro Universities Press, 1968.

The founding of Jamestown. Percy's discourse of Virginia. Wingfield's Discourse of Virginia. 1607, 1619. New York: P. P. Simmons, 1907.

The southern South. By Albert Bushnell Hart. New York, London: D. Appleton, 1910; Reprint New York: Da Capo Press, 1969.

The obvious Orient, by Albert Bushnell Hart. New York: D. Appleton, 1911.

The war in Europe, its causes and results. By Albert Bushnell Hart. New York and London: D. Appleton, 1915.

New American history. By Albert Bushnell Hart. New York, Cincinnati: American Book Company, 1917.

America at war; a handbook of patriotic education references, ed. by Albert Bushnell Hart for the Committee on patriotism through education of the
National security league, with preface by James M. Beck. New York: Pub. for the National security league by G. H. Doran co., 1918.

Selected writings of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Albert Bushnell Hart. New York, Chicago: Gregg, 1920.

George Washington, by Albert Bushnell Hart. Chicago: American Library Association, 1927.

Washington as president, by Albert Bushnell Hart. Washington, D.C.: George Washington Bicentennial Commission, 1931.