Eisenstadt, Abraham Seldin

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EISENSTADT, ABRAHAM SELDIN (1920– ), U.S. historian. Eisenstadt was born in New York City. He taught at Brooklyn College, where he was appointed professor of history. In 1998, he was one of 412 leading historians who signed an open letter deploring the proposal to impeach President Bill Clinton, on the grounds that "if successful, it will have the most serious implications for our constitutional order." Eisenstadt wrote Charles McLean Andrews: A Study in American Historical Writing (1956), and he edited American History: Recent Interpretations (2 vols., 1962) and The Craft of American History (2 vols., 1966), Before Watergate: Problems of Corruptionin American Society (1979), and Reconsidering Tocqueville's Democracy in America (1988) as well as numerous volumes in Davidson, Harlan's American History Series.

[Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)]

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