Evarts B. Greene Biography

Evarts Boutell Greene (July 8, 1870–June 27, 1942) earned his PhD from Harvard in 1893, where he taught from 1890 to 1923. He also taught at the University of Illinois, becoming an emeritus professor in 1939. Greene is noted for his pioneering work, The Provincial Governor in the English Colonies of America (1898).


The government of Illinois; its history and administration, by Evarts Boutell Greene. New York, The Macmillan company; London, Macmillan & co., ltd., 1904.

Lieber and Schurz, two loyal Americans of German birth, by Evarts B. Greene. Issued by the Committee on Public Information: Washington, D.C. 1918.

The foundations of American nationality, by Evarts Boutell Greene ... New York, Cincinnati: American Book Company, 1922.

A guide to the principal sources for early American history (1600-1800) in the city of New York, by Evarts B. Greene and Richard B. Morris. New York: Columbia University Press, 1929.

Religion and the state; the making and testing of an American tradition, by Evarts B. Greene. New York: New York University Press; London, H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1941; Reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1976.

The revolutionary generation, 1763-1790, by Evarts Boutell Greene. New York: The Macmillan company, 1943.

Provincial America, 1690-1740. New York, F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1964; Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980.

American population before the federal census of 1790, by Evarts B. Greene ... and Virginia D. Harrington. New York, Columbia University Press, 1932; Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1993.