- Gary B. Nash, University of California, Los Angeles
- J. L. Bell, Independent Scholar
- Wayne Bodle, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Joshua Brown, Graduate Center, City University of New York
- Benjamin L. Carp, Tufts University
- Edward Countryman, Southern Methodist University
- Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto
- Kevin Q. Doyle, Brandeis University
- Terry J. Fife, History Works, Inc.
- Mary Furner, University of California, Santa Barbara
- James Grossman, American Historical Association
- Ron Hoffman, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
- Frederick E. Hoxie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Mark H. Jones, Connecticut State Library
- Gary J. Kornblith, Oberlin College
- Allan Kulikoff, University of Georgia
- Patrick M. Leehey, Paul Revere House
- Ann M. Little, Colorado State University
- Ken Lockridge, University of Montana
- Staughton Lynd, Independent Scholar
- Michael A. McDonnell, University of Sydney, Australia
- Gregory Nobles, Georgia Tech
- Elaine Weber Pascu, Princeton University
- Sarah Pearsall, University of Cambridge
- William Pretzer, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution
- Mary Janzen Quinn
- Ray Raphael, Independent Scholar
- Andrew M. Schocket, Bowling Green State University
- David Waldstreicher, Temple University
- Tribute posted by Beacon Press
I join with Jesse [Lemisch] in mourning the loss of a friend, a mentor, and an inspiration to us all.
But Al’s enduring influence will continue to resonate around the world.
Only a few days ago, Shane White and I talked to a new group of postgrads about Al’s enduring influence on the shape of American history. Last week, my undergrads discussed his essay on the radicalism of the American Revolution in their last week of tutorials.1 Tomorrow, I’m meeting a new Honours student who has been inspired by Al’s work and wants to look again at the disaffected in the Revolutionary era. I’m surrounded by his legacy here in my office in Sydney.
Al will be missed, terribly. But he cannot and will not be forgotten.
Mike McDonnell, University of Sydney, Australia
1 Alfred F. Young, “Afterword: How Radical Was the American Revolution?” in Young, ed., Beyond the American Revolution: Explorations in the History of American Radicalism (Northern Illinois University Press, 1993).