In case you have not heard, early American social historian Alfred Young has passed away at the age of 87. I never met Young, but I learned a lot from his work, especially The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American Revolution. Here are some reflections on his life and career:
It has been a sad several months for the historical profession. We have lost Eugene Genovese, Eric Hobsbawm, Henry May, Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and now Young.
Over at the blog of The Historical Society, Randall Stephens has a reflection on Wyatt-Brown.