A Student of History

November 29, 2006

In Honor of Don Higginbotham

Filed under: The Academy — John Maass @ 4:59 am

Photo of Don Higginbotham

The Department of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is sponsoring a conference in honor of well-known historian of the colonial and Revolutionary period Don Higginbotham, on March 23-25, 2007, in Chapel Hill. Speakers will include Fred Anderson, Joe Ellis,
Jack Greene, and Gordon Wood. For more information, contact
Jackie Gorman (

Higginbotham is the author of a number of highly-acclaimed Revolutionary War books, including The War of American Independence, George Washington and the American Military Tradition, George Washington Reconsidered: Selected Essays, Washington: Uniting a Nation, and
Daniel Morgan: Revolutionary Rifleman.

1 Comment »

  1. I’ve considered myself the “luckiest man on the face of the earth”, quoting Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell speech, to have been honored to have Don Higginbotham as my Dad. He was a wonderful man who truly was a man ahead of his time. He was non-judgemental and always sought to seek out in the good in every person he ever came in contact with.
    He always put others ahead of himself. Something that he was most proud of was the fact that he was the scout master of a very under -proviledged scout troop in the early 1950s. This was a time when no other person in this rural area of Missouri would have even considered helping these scouts.

    I will love my Dad for ever!

    Lawrence Higginbotham

    Comment by Lawrence Higginbotham — June 30, 2008 @ 3:13 pm | Reply

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