Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Gertrude Himmelfarb

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922–2019) was professor of history at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She authored the following books: Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics (1952), Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution (1959), Victorian Minds: A Study of Intellectuals in Crisis and Ideologies in Transition (1968), On Liberty and Liberalism: The Case of John Stuart Mill (1974), The Idea of Poverty: England in the Early Industrial Age (1984), Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians (1986), The New History and the Old: Critical Essays and Reappraisals (1987), Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians (1991), On Looking into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society (1994), The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values (1995), One Nation, Two Cultures (1995), and The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments (2004). Since her passing on December 30, 2019, many tributes to her and her exemplary and prodigious scholarship have appeared, including one by Yuval Levin.