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Daniel Aaron
Born 1912 (age 97–98)
Chicago, Illinois [1]
Education BA, University of Michigan
PhD, Harvard University
Occupation Americanist, academic

Daniel Aaron (born 1912) is an American writer and academic. Aaron helped found the Library of America in 1978.[2]

In 1937, Aaron became the first to graduate with a degree in "American Civilization" from Harvard University.[2]

Aaron received a BA from the University of Michigan, and later went on to do graduate studies at Harvard University. [1]


Selected work

  • The Americanist (2007).[1]
  • American Notes: Selected Essays (1994).[3]
  • Cincinnati, Queen City of the West: 1819-1838 (1992).[3]
  • Writers on the Left (1992).[3]
  • Writers on the Left; Episodes in American Literary Communism (1974).[3]
  • The Unwritten War; American Writers and the Civil War (1973).[3]

America in Crisis; Fourteen Crucial Episodes in American History (1971).[3]


  1. ^ a b c Dirda, Michael. "From scholar Daniel Aaron, the long view of civilization," The Washington Post. May 6, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Cromie, William J., Ken Gewertz, Corydon Ireland, and Alvin Powell. "Honorary degrees awarded at Commencement’s Morning Exercises," Harvard Gazette. June 7, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d e f New York Review of Books: Books by Daniel Aaron


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