Reviewed in Political Science Quarterly © 1948 .
Dexter Perkins (1889–1984) was one of the most prominent authorities on United States History and served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of American History at the University of Rochester.
From 1928 to 1932, Perkins was secretary to the American Historical Association, succeeded by Conyers Read. In 1945 he was the first to hold Cambridge University’s Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions. Dr. Perkins was also the John L. Senior Professor of American Civilization at Cornell University from 1954 to 1959. He was a former visiting professor at the University of London and Cambridge University. Perkins was the official U.S. historian at the 1945 San Francisco Security Conference that preceded the organization of the United Nations.