Robert E. Bonner

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of History

  • Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography

Robert Bonner holds the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professorship in Biography, a post established in the wake of the singular, and now-defunct, Dartmouth College Department of Biography (1924-1967). Among Professor Bonner's works are three self-conscious ventures in "life writing." These are: The Soldiers Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the American Civil War (Hill and Wang); an in-progress collaborative digital project Life Stories of Black Georgians; and a forthcoming biographical study of Confederate Vice-President Alexander H. Stephens entitled Master of Lost Causes.

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Carson Hall, Room C208
HB 6107




  • A.B. Princeton University
  • Ph.D. Yale University

Selected Publications

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