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John Fiske (1842–1901)

Fiske, John. An American historian; born at Hartford, CT, March 30, 1842; died at East Gloucester, MA, July 4, 1901. He was lecturer on philosophy at Harvard, and in 1872–79, assistant librarian. He wrote ‘Myths and Myth-Makers’ (1872); ‘Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy’ (2 vols., 1875), his principal work, in which he gives an exposition of the philosophy of natural evolution; ‘The Unseen World’ (1876); ‘Darwinism’ (1879); ‘The Idea of God’ (1885). On phases of American history, he wrote: ‘American Political Ideas’ (1885); ‘The Critical Period of American History, 1783–89’ (1888); ‘The Beginnings of New England’ (1889); ‘The American Revolution’ (3 vols., 1891); ‘Discovery of America’ (2 vols., 1892). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).