James J. Martin

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James Joseph Martin (18 September 1916 – 4 April 2004) was a prominent American revisionist historian.

Martin was born on September 18, 1916. After graduation from the University of New Hampshire in 1942, he studied at the University of Michigan, where he earned a Master's degree in 1945, and a doctorate in history in 1949. His teaching career, which spanned 25 years, included teaching posts at Northern Illinois University (DeKalb), San Francisco State College, Deep Springs College, and Rampart College.

Martin's was a market-libertarian and individualist anarchist.

"During the intellectually barren decades of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, he was one of the few American scholars who kept alive the flame of authentic independent historiography. He knew personally the outstanding revisionist scholars of that era, including Harry Elmer Barnes, Charles Tansill and Francis Nielson. [...] Probably the greatest of Dr. Martin's scholarly works is American Liberalism and World Politics, 1931-1941, a two-volume classic published in 1964 by Devin Adair that documents the transformation of liberal opinion in the US during the 1930s from a policy of peace and neutrality to one of interventionism and war. Harry Elmer Barnes called this work "the most formidable achievement of World War II Revisionism." [...] He was the author of some 200 articles, reviews and essays, which appeared in dozens of periodicals. He contributed to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and was a three-time contributor to the Dictionary of American Biography. [...] Until his death, he was a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the IHR's Journal of Historical Review, and over the years a number of his essays and reviews appeared in its pages."[1]

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