Weisberger, Bernard Allen

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WEISBERGER, BERNARD ALLEN (1922– ), U.S. historian. Born in New York, Weisberger taught at several universities before being appointed adjunct professor of history at New York University. Weisberger won many awards and wrote books in a popular style supported by careful research and profound thought. He was a member of the National Hillel Commission and a dedicated participant in the civil rights movement. After teaching at such universities as Wayne State, the University of Chicago, and the University of Rochester, he gave up the classroom and dedicated his time to writing. He was a contributing editor for American Heritage, where he wrote a column entitled "In the News" for more than 10 years.

Among his many books are They Gathered at the River (1958), a provocative study of Protestant revivalism; The New Industrial Society (1969); The American Heritage History of the American People (1971); Pathways to the Present (1976); The Impact of Our Past (1976); Reaching for Empire (1980); From Sea to Shining Sea (1981); The Statue of Liberty (1985); Many People, One Nation (1987); The La Follettes of Wisconsin (1994); and America Afire (2000).

[Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)]