Robert Dalzell

Robert F. Dalzell

Fred Rudolph Professor of American Culture, Emeritus

Selected Publications

The House the Rockefellers Built: A Tale of Money, Class and Power in Twentieth-Century America, with
Lee B. Dalzell, (Henry Holt & Co., 2007)

George Washington’s Mount Vernon: At Home In Revolutionary America, with Lee B. Dalzell, (Oxford
University Press, 1998)

Enterprising Elite: The Boston Associates and the World They Made (Harvard University Press,
Cambridge, 1987; W. W. Norton Co., paperback, 1993)

Daniel Webster and the Trial of American Nationalism, 1843-1852 (Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston,
1973; W. W. Norton Co., paperback, 1975)

American Participation in the Great Exhibition of 1851 (Amherst College Press, Amherst, 1960)

Research Interests


The Rockefellers and Kykuit (the family home in Pocantico, NY)

Theses Advised


Ryan Ford, ’09The Founding Fathers as Fathers: Revolutionary Change and Crisis in Authority
Jeff Callahan, ’08Falling Out of Love: Boston, the Big Dig, and the Romance of Automobility
Robinson Sawyer, ’03The Elimination of Fraternities at Williams College
Robert Carroll, ’03Mass MOCA: Idea to Reality
Joanna Pons, ’02American Political Discourse Concerning the French Revolution
John Crowley-Delman, ’01The Williams Station Mill
Steven Gertner, ’01Rockefeller Center
Kelly M. Grant, ’00
Richard Scott, ’00