Goldwin Smith Biography

Goldwin Smith (August 13, 1823–June 7, 1910) was a British historian and journalist. He held the Regius Professorship of Modern History at Oxford. He was a strong supporter of the North during the Civil War and moved to the United States in 1868, teaching English and constitutional history at Cornell University.


Irish history and Irish character. By Goldwin Smith. 2d ed. Oxford, London, J. H. and J. Parker, 1862

The empire: a series of letters, published in "The Daily news," 1862, 1863. By Goldwin Smith. Oxford: J. Henry & J. Parker, 1863.

Does the Bible sanction American slavery? By Goldwin Smith. Cambridge: Sever and Francis, 1863.

A plea for the abolition of tests in the University of Oxford. By Goldwin Smith. Oxford: Wheeler and Day, 1864.

Lectures on the study of history, delivered in Oxford, 1859-61. By Goldwin Smith To which is added a lecture delivered before the N.Y. historical society, in December, 1864, on the University of Oxford. New York, Harper & brothers, 1866; Reprint, Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press, 1972.

Three English statesmen: a course of lectures on the political history of England. By Goldwin Smith. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1867

The political destiny of Canada. By Goldwin Smith, with a reply, by Sir Francis Hincks. Toronto, Belford Bros., 1877.

Canada and the Canadian question. With an introd. by Carl Berger. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1971.

The moral crusader, William Lloyd Garrison. New York and London, Funk & Wagnalls company, 1892.

The United States: an outline of political history, 1492-1871. By Goldwin Smith. New York; London: Macmillan and Co., 1893.

The United Kingdom; a political history, by Goldwin Smith. 2 vols. New York, The Macmillan Company; London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1899.

The founder of Christendom. By Goldwin Smith. Boston, American Unitarian association, 1903

In quest of light. By Goldwin Smith. New York, The Macmillan Company; London, Macmillan & Co., ltd., 1906.

Life of Jane Austen. Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press, 1972.

The foundation of the American colonies. Oxford [etc.] J. H. and J. Parker, 1981.

Essays on questions of the day, political and social. By Goldwin Smith. 2d ed. rev. New York, London, Macmillan and co., 1894; Reprint, Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press, 1972.