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Robert Vincent Remini (born July 17, 1921) is a historian and a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of numerous works about President Andrew Jackson and the Jacksonian Era.

He received his B.S. from Fordham University in 1943 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University (1947 and 1951, respectively). He is professor of history emeritus and research professor of humanities emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He won the National Book Award for the third volume of his study of Andrew Jackson, and he has also written biographies of Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, Martin van Buren and Daniel Webster.

On April 28, 2005, Remini was appointed the Historian of the United States House of Representatives.

His most recent work is A Short History of the United States (2008).

Selected works

  • Andrew Jackson and the Bank War (1967)
  • Andrew Jackson (1969)
  • The Life of Andrew Jackson (1988)
    • Vol. 1 The Course of American Empire (1767-1821) (1977)
    • Vol. 2 The Course of American Freedom (1822-1832) (1981)
    • Vol. 3 The Course of American Democracy (1833-1845) (1984)
  • The Revolutionary Age of Andrew Jackson (1985)
  • The Jacksonian Era (1989)
  • Henry Clay: Statesman of the Union (1993)
  • Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time (1997)
  • The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory (1999)
  • Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars (2001)
  • John Quincy Adams (2002)
  • Joseph Smith (2002)
  • The House: The History of the House of Representatives (2006)
  • Martin Van Buren and the Making of the Democratic Party
  • Great Generals Series: Andrew Jackson, A Biography (2008)
  • A Short History of the United States


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