I'm sorry to share with the community that historian James Axtell passed away on Aug. 29, 2023.
Included here is his obituary. In addition to his standing as an expert in colonial American History, Ethnohistory, and Native American History, Axtell began and concluded his career as a Historian of Education. His history of education works include:
- The Educational Writings of John Locke: A Critical Edition. Cambridge University Press (1968)
- The School upon a Hill: Education and Society in Colonial New England. Yale University Press (1976)
- The Pleasures of Academe: A