Dr. Daniel Walker Howe

Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus, Professor of History Emeritus | Oxford University, University of California at Los Angeles

  • Won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America (Oxford University Press), part of the multi-volume The Oxford History of the United States.
  • He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is the author of several books including: The Political Culture of the American Whigs (University of Chicago Press), Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (Oxford University Press), and his next book will be about the U.S.-Mexican War.
  • Specializing in the early national period of U.S. history, particularly its intellectual and religious dimensions, Howe previously taught at Yale University from 1966 to 1973 and was the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford and a fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford. In 1992, he became a permanent member of the Oxford history faculty and a fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford until his retirement in 2002. Brasenose College, Oxford elected him an Honorary Member of its Senior Common Room.