Carl N. Degler Biography

Carl N. Degler (February 6, 1921–December 27, 2014) was Margaret Byrne Professor of American History emeritus at Stanford University. He received the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book Neither Black nor White.


Out of our past; the forces that shaped modern America. 1st ed. New York: Harper, 1959.

Pivotal interpretations of American history, edited by Carl N. Degler. 1st edition. 2 vols. New York, Harper & Row, 1966.

The age of the economic revolution, 1876-1900, by Carl N. Degler. John Sherman, cartographic consultant. Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman, 1967.

Affluence and anxiety, 1945-present, by Carl N. Degler. Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman, 1968.

The New Deal. Edited with an introduction by Carl N. Degler. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1970.

Neither Black nor white; slavery and race relations in Brazil and the United States, by Carl N. Degler. New York: Macmillan, 1971.

The Democratic experience; a short American history, by Carl N. Degler and others. 3d ed. 2 vols. Glenview, Ill., Scott, Foresman, 1974, c1973-74.

The other South: Southern dissenters in the nineteenth century, by Carl N. Degler. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1974; Reprint with a new preface; foreword by Stanley Harrold and Randall M. Miller, series editors. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000.

Place over time: the continuity of southern distinctiveness, by Carl N. Degler. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c1977; Reprint, Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1997.

At odds: women and the family in America from the Revolution to the present, by Carl N. Degler. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

One among many: the Civil War in comparative perspective, by Carl N. Degler. Gettysburg, Pa: Gettysburg College, 1990.

Culture versus biology in the thought of Franz Boaz and Alfred L. Kroeber, by Carl N. Degler. The dimensions of Franz Boas's thought on environment and culture: a response to Carl N. Degler, by Marshall Hyatt. Rereading Boas: a woman historian's response to Carl N. Degler, by Barbara Duden. New York: Berg, 1989.

In search of human nature: the decline and revival of Darwinism in American social thought, by Carl N. Degler. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.