Concord (MA) - Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author, David Hackett Fischer was presented with the Distinguished Patriot Award by the President General of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Davis Lee Wright. The presentation was part of the Massachusetts Society, Sons of the American Revolution’s Patriot’s Day Ceremonies at Concord’s Colonial Inn in Massachusetts. The Distinguished Patriot Award is presented to an American citizen for outstanding patriotism. Fischer, Professor Emeritus, Brandeis University, is the author of such notable titles as Albion’s Seed, Paul Revere’s Ride, and Washington’s Crossing.
"We are proud and honored to present this award to Dr. Fischer for his exhaustive research and historiography,” said, Wright, “His books have shed light on British America and the revolutionary era to multiple generations of students and readers. With this award, the SAR recognizes his body of work, and his contribution to our own mission of enlightening our fellow citizens about our nation’s founding principles."
Fischer’s Oxford University Press editor, Tim Bent, added "All of us at Oxford University Press heartily congratulate David Hackett Fischer for being awarded a SAR Distinguished Patriot Award. His many books with us are among the Press’s most distinguished works and remain as essential today as when they were published."
Robert Bender, V.P., Executive Editor at Simon & Schuster, publisher of Fischer's forthcoming book, African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals, added, “David is one of America’s most eminent historians. I congratulate David and I am honored to be publishing his next book. It is a groundbreaking, extraordinary work that re-examines our nation’s early history, showing how enslaved Africans created much of what we today think of as “American” culture. As he has done with his other distinguished books, David has combined prodigious research with insightful analysis to produce a major work of history.”
Fischer’s African Founders is also a selection of the SAR Henry Knox Bookshelf (education.sar.org), a selected list of recommended reading that is announced in the SAR Magazine Summer Issue to its 37,000+ members.
About the SAR National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR or SAR) was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. SAR is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and promoting education for our future generations. SAR members volunteer untold hours of service each year in their local communities. SAR is very active in supporting active-duty military personnel and assisting veterans as well. We proudly assist classrooms with living history interpreters, lesson planning materials, and reenactment events for school-aged youth to attend. As the largest male genealogical society in the country, SAR has over 37,000 active members in over 550 chapters across the United States and internationally. NSSAR is a 501(c)(3) organization and receives no government funding. For more information, visit www.sar.org
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