Joyce Appleby

Joyce Appleby is a professor emerita of UCLA where she taught history for 20 years. A historian of early America, she also worked on the history of England and France in the early modern era. Her abiding interest has been in analyzing the changing social theories about human nature, politics, and the economy that accompanied the modern transformation of Europe and America. She is a past president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Society for the History of the Early Republic. She was co-founder of the History News Service, an informal syndicate of professional historians writing opeds that put contemporary issues in their historical context. Her most recent publications are Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans, 2000; Jefferson, 2003; A Restless Past: History and the American Public, 2004; The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism, 2010; and Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination, 2013.