Daniel Aaron

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General Information

Name: Daniel Aaron

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1912 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: 2016 in Cambridge, MA

Illinois Connection

Aaron was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Daniel Aaron was an American writer and academic. He earned a BA from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from Harvard University. He was a professor at Harvard, Amherst, Yale and Barnard among other institutions. In 1979, he helped found the Library of America where he served as president to 1985 and board member and remained an emeritus board member.

Aaron was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1973 and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977. In 2010, he was a National Humanities Medalist.

Published Works

  • Men of Good Hope , Oxford Press, 1951 - reprinted by Harrison Press, 2007
  • Writers on the Left: Episodes in American Literary Communism, 1961 reprinted by Columbia University Press, 1992
  • America in Crisis: Fourteen Crucial Episodes in American History, 1971
  • The Unwritten War: American Writers and the Civil War, University of Wisconsin Press, 1973
  • Cincinnati, Queen City of The West, 1819 - 1838, Ohio State University Press, 1992
  • American Notes: Selected Essays, 1994
  • The Americanist, University of Michigan Press, 2007
  • Scrap Book, Pressed Wafer, 2014
  • Commonplace Book-1934-2012, Pressed Wafer, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards


External Links

Daniel Aaron on WorldCat


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