James Harvey Robinson (1863–1936), U. S. historian and pupil of F. M. Alexander.
Robinson specialised in European history about which he wrote several works. He obtained his Ph.D. at Freiburg in 1890, and was Professor of History at Columbia University 1895–1919 and a founding member of the New School for Social Research in New York where he lectured (1919–21). His best known works were An Introduction to the History of Western Europe (1902) which went through several editions, and The Mind in the Making (1921) which argues for the necessity of free thought if civilization is to progress.
Connection with F. M. Alexander
Robinson met Alexander in New York in 1916 and wrote a review in praise of MSI entitled ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ in the Atlantic Monthly (April 1919). It was republished in the compilation The Philosopher’s Stone.
James Harvey Robinson *29 June 1863 – †16 February 1936.
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