Awards & Winners

Richard Hofstadter

Date of Birth 06-August-1916
Place of Birth Buffalo
(United States of America, New York, Erie County, Area code 716)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Historian, Public intellectual, Professor, Essayist
Richard Hofstadter was an American historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century. Hofstadter, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University, became the "iconic historian of postwar liberal consensus", largely because of his emphasis on ideas and political culture rather than the day-to-day doings of politicians. His influence is ongoing, as modern critics profess admiration for the grace of his writing, and the depth of his insight. His most important works are Social Darwinism in American Thought, 1860–1915; The American Political Tradition; The Age of Reform; Anti-intellectualism in American Life, and the essays collected in The Paranoid Style in American Politics. He was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize: in 1956 for The Age of Reform, an unsentimental analysis of the populism movement in the 1890s and the progressive movement of the early 20th century; and in 1964 for the cultural history Anti-intellectualism in American Life.

Awards by Richard Hofstadter

Check all the awards nominated and won by Richard Hofstadter.


Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
Honored for : Anti-intellectualism in American Life

Nominations 1964 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Science, Philosophy, and Religion (Nonfiction) Anti-intellectualism in American Life


Pulitzer Prize for History
Honored for : The Age of Reform

Nominations 1956 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Nonfiction The Age of Reform