David W Noble

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin, Madison, none.
  • M.A.: University of Wisconsin, Madison, none.
  • B.A.: Princeton University, none.


  • American studies
  • dominant male Anglo-Protestant culture
  • history
  • intellectual history
  • literature and language
  • loss of cultural hegemony since World War Two
Courses Taught
  • AmSt 1001W - American Popular Arts and Public Life, 1900-1940
  • AmSt 8201 - Historical Foundations of American Studies
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Department of American Studies, Univeristy of Minnesota: 1980
  • Chair, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota: 1988 - 1991
  • Co-Chair, National American Studies Association Program Committee: 1998
  • Death of a Nation: American Culture and the End of Exceptionalism. Noble, David, University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
  • Historians Against History. Noble, David, 1965.
  • The Education Revolution American Literature. Noble, David, 1995.
  • Revocation of the Anglo-Protestant Monoploy: Aesthetic Authroity and the American Landscape. Noble, David, 1996.
  • Democracy or Capitalism: Charles Beard, Richard Hofstadter and the Paradigmatic Revolution in American Historical Writing, 1941-1955.. Noble, David, 1988.
  • Horace T. Morse-Amoco Award for Undergraduate Teaching, University of Minnesota, 1968
  • College of Science, Literature and the Arts Award for Undergraduate Teaching, University of Minnesota, 1959
  • College of Liberal Arts Award for Undergraduate Teaching, University of Minnesota, 1980
  • Research Award, University of Minnesota Scholar of the College, 1986
  • Alumni Association Teachers Hall of Fame, University of Minnesota, 1994
  • University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 1999