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Joyce Appleby


Joyce Appleby

Joyce Oldham Appleby (born April 9, 1929) is an American historian. She is Professor Emerita of History at American Historical Association (1997).


  • Biography 1
  • Historical writing 2
  • Bibliography 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Joyce Appleby was born in Omaha, Nebraska, of English, Scotch-Irish and Norwegian stock. Her father was a businessman, and she attended public schools in Omaha, Dallas, Kansas City, Evanston, Phoenix, and Pasadena.

She received her B.A. degree from Stanford University in 1950, and then became a magazine writer in New York. Returning to academia, she earned her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School in 1966. She taught at San Diego State University from 1967–81, then became a professor of history at UCLA. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993.[1]

When she was the president of the

  • Faculty page at UCLA
  • Online NewsHour: A Conversation With Joyce Appleby
  • AHA Presidential AddressThe Power of History,Joyce Appleby, Retrieved 19 April 2010
  • , June 18, 2000.Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans interview with Appleby on Booknotes
  • interview with Appleby, July 2, 2006In Depth
  • interview with Appleby, May 16, 2010Q&AC-SPAN

External links

  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "JOYCE O APPLEBY". UCLA Department of History. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 


See also

  • Economic Thought and Ideology in Seventeenth Century England (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1978) ISBN 0-691-05265-4
  • Capitalism and a New Social Order: The Republican Vision of the 1790s (New York: New York University Press, 1984) ISBN 0-8147-0581-2
  • Liberalism and Republicanism in the Historical Imagination (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1992) ISBN 0-674-53012-8
  • (co-author) Telling the Truth About History (New York, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1994) ISBN 978-0-393-31286-7
  • (ed.) Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective (New York: Routledge, 1996) ISBN 0-415-91382-9
  • (ed.) Recollections of the Early Republic: Selected Autobiographies (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997) ISBN 1-55553-301-9
  • Inheriting the Revolution : The First Generation of Americans (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 2000) ISBN 0-674-00236-9
  • The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2010) ISBN 978-0-393-06894-8
  • Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2013) ISBN 978-0-393-23951-5




She is a specialist in historiography and the political thought of the early American Republic, with special interests in Republicanism, liberalism, and the history of ideas about capitalism. She has served on the editorial boards of numerous scholarly journals and editorial projects, and has received prominent national fellowships.

Historical writing

Appleby is the widow of Andrew Bell, a professor of European history at San Diego State University. They have three children together.


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