Position

AHA President, 1970

Institution

Princeton University and Yale University

Read a brief memoir in Perspectives, July 2002, and In Memoriam in Perspectives, September 2002

R. R. Palmer (January 11, 1909–June 11, 2002) was a distinguished American historian at Princeton and Yale universities. The first volume of his major work, The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760–1800 (1959 and 1964), won the Bancroft Prize in History.

 

Bibliography

Catholics & unbelievers in eighteenth century France. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1939.

The procurement and training of ground combat troops, by Robert R. Palmer, Bell I. Wiley and William R. Keast. Washington: Historical Division, Dept. of the Army, 1948.

A history of the modern world. 1st ed. New York: Knopf, 1950; 9th ed. A history of the modern world, R.R. Palmer, Joel Colton, Lloyd Kramer. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2002.

Atlas of world history, edited by R.R. Palmer. Contributing editors: Knight Biggerstaff: Chicago, 1957.

The world of the French Revolution, by R. R. Palmer. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1971.

The school of the French Revolution: a documentary history of the College of Louis-le-Grand and its director, Jean-François Champagne, 1762-1814, edited and translated by R. R. Palmer. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1975.

The improvement of humanity: education and the French Revolution, R.R. Palmer. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1985.

The Two Tocquevilles, father and son: Hervé and Alexis de Tocqueville on the coming of the French Revolution, edited and translated by R.R. Palmer. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987.

Twelve who ruled: the year of the Terror in the French Revolution, by R.R. Palmer; with a new pref. by the author. Bicentennial ed. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1989; 1941.

From Jacobin to liberal: Marc-Antoine Jullien, 1775-1848, edited and translated by R.R. Palmer. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1993.

An economist in troubled times: writings selected and translated by R.R. Palmer. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1997.