Thomas J. Wertenbaker Biography

Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker (February 6, 1879–April 22, 1966) was Edwards Professor of American History at Princeton University. Prominent works include his doctoral dissertation, Patrician and Plebeian in Virginia (1910); Virginia Under the Stuarts (1914); and The Planters of Colonial Virginia (1922).


Virginia under the Stuarts, 1607-1688, by Thomas J. Wertenbaker. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1914.

The American people; a history, by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1926.

The first Americans, 1607-1690, by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker. New York: Macmillan, 1927; Reprint, St. Clair Shores, Mich.: Scholarly Press, 1977.

Norfolk; historic southern port, by Thomas J. Wertenbaker. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1931.

Labor costs and American democracy, by Professor Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker. Princeton: Pub. under the University Extension Fund, Herbert L. Baker Foundation, Princeton University, 1938.

A stock-taking of America, 1687-1941, by Dr. Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1941.

The golden age of colonial culture, by Thomas J. Wertenbaker. New York: New York University Press; London: H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1942; Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980.

The Puritan oligarchy; the founding of American civilization. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1947; Reprint, New York: Scribner, 1970.

Father Knickerbocker rebels: New York City during the Revolution. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1948.

Give me liberty: the struggle for self-government in Virginia. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1958.

The planters of colonial Virginia. New York: Russell & Russell, 1959.

Princeton, 1746-1896. Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker; with a new preface by John M. Murrin. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996.