Presidential Addresses by Name

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Adams, Charles F. (1901)
An Undeveloped Function

Adams, Charles K. (1889)
Recent Historical Work in the Colleges and Universities of Europe and America

Adams, George Burton (1908)
History and the Philosophy of History

Adams, Henry (1893–94)
The Tendency of History

Andrews, Charles M. (1924–25)
These Forty Years (1924; delivered after the death of Woodrow Wilson)
The American Revolution: An Interpretation (1925)

Angell, James Burrill (1892–93)
The Inadequate Recognition of Diplomatists by Historians

Appleby, Joyce (1997)
The Power of History


Bailyn, Bernard (1981)
The Challenge of Modern Historiography

Baldwin, Simeon E. (1906)
Religion Still the Key to History

Bancroft, George (1885–86)
On Self Government

Beard, Charles A. (1933)
Written History as an Act of Faith

Becker, Carl Lotus (1931)
Everyman His Own Historian

Bemis, Samuel Flagg (1961)
American Foreign Policy and the Blessings of Liberty

Bolton, Herbert Eugene (1932)
The Epic of Greater America

Bouwsma, William J. (1978)
The Renaissance and the Drama of Western History

Boyd, Julian P. (1964)
A Modest Proposal to Meet an Urgent Need

Breasted, James H. (1928)
The New Crusade

Bridenbaugh, Carl (1962)
The Great Mutation

Brinton, Crane (1963)
Many Mansions

Burr, George Lincoln (1916)
The Freedom of History

Bynum, Caroline Walker (1996)


Channing, Edward (1920)
An Historical Retrospect

Cheyney, Edward P. (1923)
Law in History

Coatsworth, John H. (1995)

Cochran, Thomas C. (1972)
History and Cultural Crisis

Craig, Gordon A. (1982)
The Historian and the Study of International Relations

Cronon, William (2012)

Curti, Merle (1954)
Intellectuals and Other People

Curtin, Philip D. (1983)
Depth, Span, and Relevance


Darnton, Robert (1999)
An Early Information Society: News and the Media in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Davis, Natalie Z. (1987)
History’s Two Bodies

Degler, Carl N. (1986)
In Pursuit of an American History

Dodd, William E. (1934)
The Emergence of the First Social Order in the United States

Dunning, William A. (1913)
Truth in History


Eggleston, Edward (1900)
The New History


Fairbank, John K. (1968)
Assignment for the ’70s

Farrand, Max (1940)
The Quality of Distinction

Fay, Sidney B. (1946)
The Idea of Progress

Ferguson, William Scott (1939)
Polis and Idia in Periclean Athens

Fisher, George Park (1898)
The Function of the Historian as Judge of Historic Persons

Foner, Eric (2000)
American Freedom in Global Age

Ford, Guy Stanton (1937)
Some Suggestions to American Historians

Ford, Worthington C. (1917)
The Editorial Function in United States History

Franklin, John Hope (1979)
Mirror for Americans: A Century of Reconstruction History


Gibson, Charles (1977)
Conquest, Capitulation, and Indian Treaties

Goldstein, Jan (2014)
Toward an Empirical History of Moral Thinking: The Case of Racial Theory in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France

Gottschalk, Louis (1953)
A Professor of History in a Quandary

Grafton, Anthony (2011)
The Republic of Letters in the American Colonies: Francis Daniel Pastorius Makes a Notebook

Greene, Evarts Boutell (1930)
Persistent Problems of Church and State


Hanke, Lewis (1974)
American Historians and the World Today: Responsibilities and Opportunities

Harlan, Louis R. (1989)
The Future of the American Historical Association

Hart, Albert Bushnell (1909)
Imagination in History

Haskins, Charles H. (1922)
European History and American Scholarship

Hayes, Carlton J. H. (1945)
The American Frontier—Frontier of What?

Henry, William Wirt (1891)
The Causes which Produced the Virginia of the Revolutionary Period

Herlihy, David (1990)

Hoar, George Frisbie (1895)
Popular Discontent with Representative Government

Holborn, Hajo (1967)
The History of Ideas

Holt, Thomas C. (1994)
Marking: Race, Race-making, and the Writing of History

Hunt, Lynn (2002)
The World We Have Gained: The Future of the French Revolution


Iriye, Akira (1988)
The Internationalization of History


Jameson, J. Franklin (1907)
The American Acta Sanctorum

Jay, John (1890)
The Demand for Education in American History

Jones, Jacqueline (2021)
Historians and Their Publics, Then and Now

Jusserand, Jean Jules (1921)
The School for Ambassadors


Kerber, Linda K. (2006)
The Stateless as the Citizen’s Other


Lane, Frederic C. (1965)
At the Roots of Republicanism

Langer, William (1957)
The Next Assignment

Larson, Laurence M. (1938)
Passed away before the completion of his term

Latourette, Kenneth Scott (1948)
The Christian Understanding of History

Lea, Henry Charles (1903)
Ethical Values in History

Leuchtenburg, William E. (1991)
The Historian and the Public Realm

Lindemann, Mary (2020)
Slow History

Link, Arthur S. (1984)
The American Historical Association, 1884–1984: Retrospect and Prospect

Louis, Wm. Roger (2001)
The Dissolution of the British Empire in the Era of Vietnam


Mahan, Alfred Thayer (1902)
Subordinaton in Historical Treatment

Manning, Patrick (2016)
Inequality: Historical and Disciplinary Approaches

McIlwain, Charles (1936)
The Historian’s Part in a Changing World

McLaughlin, Andrew C. (1914)
American History and American Democracy

McMaster, John Bach (1905)
Old Standards of Public Morals

McNeill, John R. (2019)
Peak Document and the Future of Historical Research

McNeill, William H. (1985)
Mythistory, or Truth, Myth, History, and Historians

McPherson, James M. (2003)
No Peace without Victory, 1861–1865

Metcalf, Barbara D. (2010)
Islam and Power in Colonial India: The Making and Unmaking of a Muslim Princess

Miller, Joseph C. (1998)
History and Africa/Africa and History

Morison, Samuel E. (1950)
Faith of a Historian

Morris, Richard B. (1976)
“We the People of the United States”: The Bicentennial of a People’s Revolution

Muir, Edward W. (2023)
Conversations with the Dead

Munro, Dana C. (1926)
War and History


Neilson, Nellie (1943)
The Early Pattern of the Common Law

Nevins, Allan (1959)
Not Capulets, Not Montagus

Nichols, Roy F. (1966)
History in a Self-Governing Culture

Norton, Mary Beth (2018)
History on the Diagonal


Palmer, R. R. (1970)
The American Historical Association in 1970

Paxson, Frederic L. (1938)
The Great Demobilization

Perkins, Dexter (1956)
We Shall Gladly Teach

Pinkney, David H. (1980)
American Historians on the European Past

Pomeranz, Kenneth (2013)
Histories for a Less National Age

Poole, William F. (1887–88)
The Early Northwest

Potter, David M. (1971)
Passed away before the completion of his term


Randall, James G. (1952)

Read, Conyers (1949)
The Social Responsibilities of the Historian

Rhodes, James Ford (1899)

Robinson, James Harvey (1929)
The Newer Ways of Historians

Roosevelt, Theodore (1912)
History as Literature

Rostovtzeff, Michael I. (1935)
The Hellenistic World and Its Economic Development

Ruiz, Vicki (2015)
Class Acts: Latina Feminist Traditions, 1900–30


Schlesinger, Arthur M. (1942)
“What Then Is the American, This New Man?”

Schmitt, Bernadotte E. (1960)
“With How Little Wisdom...”

Schouler, James (1897)
A New Federal Convention

Schuyler, Robert L. (1951)
The Historical Spirit Incarnate: Frederic William Maitland

Sheehan, James J. (2005)
The Problem of Sovereignty in European History

Sloane, William M. (1911)
The Substance and Vision of History

Smith, Goldwin (1904)
The Treatment of History

Spence, Jonathan D. (2004)
Cliffhanger Days: A Chinese Family in the Seventeenth Century

Spiegel, Gabrielle M. (2008)
The Task of the Historian

Stephens, H. Morse (1915)
Nationality and History

Storrs, Richard Salter (1896)
Contributions Made to our National Development by Plain Men

Stovall, Tyler (2017)
White Freedom and the Lady of Liberty

Strayer, Joseph R. (1971)
The Fourth and the Fourteenth Centuries

Sweet, James H. (2022)
Slave Trading as a Corporate Criminal Conspiracy, from the Calabar Massacre to BLM, 1767–2022


Taylor, Henry Osborn (1927)
A Layman’s View of History

Thayer, William R. (1918–19)
Vagaries of Historians

Thompson, James Westfall (1941)
The Age of Mabillon and Montfaucon

Thorndike, Lynn (1955)
Whatever Was, Was Right

Tilly, Louise A. (1993)

Turner, Frederick J. (1910)
Social Forces in American History


Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher (2009)
An American Album


Wakeman, Frederic E., Jr. (1992)

Webb, Walter Prescott (1958)
History as High Adventure

Weinstein, Barbara (2007)
Developing Inequality

Wertenbaker, Thomas J. (1947)
The Molding of the Middle West

Westermann, William L. (1944)
Between Slavery and Freedom

White, Andrew Dickson (1884–85)
On Studies in General History and the History of Civilization (1884)
On the Influence of American Ideas upon the French Revolution (1885)

White, Lynn, Jr. (1973)
Technology Assessment from the Stance of a Medieval Historian

Wilson, Woodrow (1924)
Passed away before the completion of his term

Winsor, Justin (1886–87)
Manuscript Sources of American History: The Conspicuous Collections Extant

Woodward, C. Vann (1969)
The Future of the Past

Wright, Gordon (1975)
History as a Moral Science