Quotes by David Brion Davis

About David Brion Davis:

David Brion Davis is an American intellectual and cultural historian, and a leading authority on slavery and abolition in the Western world. He is a Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, and founder and director emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. The author and editor of 17 books, he received the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and the National Humanities Medal, presented by President Barack Obama in 2014 for "reshaping our understanding of history." He also received the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction and the 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to public understanding of racism and appreciation of cultural diversity.

Author Bio

  • NameDavid Brion Davis
  • DescriptionAmerican historian
  • BornFebruary 16, 1927
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionHistorian; Teacher
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship; Pulitzer Prize For General Non-Fiction; National Book Award