William Everdell

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William Everdell
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{{Use American English|date=April 2019}}{{Use mdy dates|date=April 2019}}William Romeyn Everdell is an American teacher and author.NEWS,weblink New Priority: Technological Literacy, Fiske, Edward B., 1983-04-24, The New York Times, 2019-01-12, en-US, 0362-4331,


Born in 1941, he graduated from St. Paul's School and from Princeton University."Princeton University". A Woodrow Wilson Scholar and Fulbright Scholar, he holds a master's degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D in Modern Intellectual History from New York University, where his dissertation was advised by Frank Manuel.NEWS,weblink From a Pizza by Land to Fillet of Beef by Sea, Pace, Eric, 1983-05-25, The New York Times, 2019-01-12, en-US, 0362-4331, He served during the Vietnam War as a U.S. Marine NCO in Morocco and marched against the war following his discharge in 1968.In 1970, he began teaching at Saint Ann's School, where he taught world history until retiring in 2016.Marcus Cunliffe "The Best Form of Government THE END OF KINGS: A History of Republics and Republicans. By William R. Everdell. Free Press. 370 pp. $19.95.", Washington Post, January 22, 1884.BOOK,weblink's+who&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiLvL2c0-bdAhVJu1MKHYngBGYQ6AEIJzAA, International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004, Publications, Europa, 2003, Psychology Press, 9781857431797, en, BOOK,weblink's+school&source=bl&ots=Q5W2NNp_3h&sig=BShj8k5fog20PFjHms6TthyOJ-M&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiWm-zoxaXeAhWvUt8KHer7BxA4ChDoATAFegQIAhAB#v=onepage&q=william%20r.%20everdell%20saint%20ann's%20school&f=false, Against Rousseau: On the State of Nature and On the Sovereignty of the People, Maistre, Joseph de, June 1, 1996, McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 9780773566040, en, NEWS,weblink Classes on Nuclear War Move into Curriculums, Maeroff, Gene I., 1983-11-17, The New York Times, 2019-01-12, en-US, 0362-4331, He has been a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review,WEB,weblink The New York Times - Search,, April 14, 2019, and is the author of a number of books and articles on intellectual history and the history of ideas. One book, The End of Kings (1983, 2000) recaptures the historical definition of "republic" as a state not ruled by one person.WEB,weblink 123rd Annual Meeting (January 2 - 5, 2009): Organization of History Teachers Book Talk,, 2018-10-27, NEWS,weblink About Books and Authors, McDowell, Edwin, November 13, 1983, The New York Times, WEB,weblink The 18th Brumaire of Just About Everybody: the Rise of Authoritarian Strongmen and How to Prevent and Reverse It,, en-US, 2019-04-10, Another, The First Moderns (1997) redefines "Modernism" as the abandonment of the continuous in favor of the discrete in the arts and sciences that began in the West in 1872–1913.He has also written on the teaching of history, and served on the Test Development Committee for the first Advanced Placement World History Exams.NEWS,weblink ON EDUCATION; Moving Quickly Through History, Winerip, Michael, June 18, 2003, The New York Times, 2019-01-12, en-US, 0362-4331, A member of the American Historical Association, he has also served as the president of the affiliated Organization of History Teachers, and of the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Barbara, who was for many years an administrator at Saint Ann's. His sons, Josh and Chris, were born in 1971 and 1974, respectively.


  • “The Rosières Movement, 1766-1789: A Clerical Precursor of the Revolutionary Cults” in French Historical Studies 9:1(1975)
  • The End of Kings: A History of Republics and Republicans, The Free Press, 1983, (2nd edition, University of Chicago Press, 2000)
  • Christian Apologetics in France, 1730-1790: The Roots of Romantic Religion, Edwin Mellen Press, 1987.
  • "The Problem of Continuity and the Origins of Modernism: 1870-1913," History of European Ideas, Pergamon Press, 1988.
  • “From State to Freestate: The Meaning of the Word Republic from Jean Bodin to John Adams” (7th ISECS, Budapest, 7/31/87) in Valley Forge Journal, June, 1991weblink
  • “Complots, Côteries, Conspirations: L’origine de la ‘thèse Barruel’ dans le roman apologétique” (7/6/89) in L’Image de la Révolution française: Communications présentées lors du Congrès Mondial..., vol III, Paris, 1989
  • “Monologues of the Mad: Paris Cabaret and Modernist Narrative from Twain to Eliot” (ISSEI, Aalborg, Denmark, 8/25/92) in Studies in American Fiction, 20:2(Dec, 1992)
  • (The First Moderns|The First Moderns: Profiles in the Origins of Twentieth Century Thought), University of Chicago Press, 1997. (Paperback Edition 1998)
  • “Modernism at 100”, Prometheus I:1(1998–99)
  • Review of Taves, Fits, Trances and Visions in New York Times Book Review, (26 December 1999)
  • Review of Banfield, The Phantom Table: Woolf, Fry, Russell and the Epistemology of Modernism, in Russell: Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies, NS v21:1 (Summer 2001), p88
  • “How to Use the Theme of Technology in a World History Survey Course,” American Historical Association, San Francisco, 5 January 2002, revised, in World History Connected.
  • “Enlightenment: A Rhetoric of Suspicion,” St. Ann’s Review 5:1(Winter/Spring, 2004), p22-33
  • “How Much Is That In Dollars? Teaching World Economic History Starting With What Students Most Want To Know” Organization of History Teachers/American Historical Association, Conference, DC, January, 2004
  • “His Own Wikipedia Entry: Grooming and Maintaining One's Reputation As an Independent Scholar on the Internet's Margin of Entropy,” Verlag der bibliographischen Geister, 2006.



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