Calvin Luther Martin


Calvin Luther Martin, PhD


Calvin Luther Martin, PhD, earned the PhD degree in History from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was a professor for most of his career in the History Dept. at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), specializing in Native America and in the Philosophy of History. He retired from Rutgers in 1995, after living and teaching for 2 years with Yup’ik Eskimos on the Alaska tundra. He has also lived, briefly, on the Navajo reservation. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, Senior National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, Canadian Embassy Fellow, Henry E. Huntington Library Fellow, Newberry Library Fellow, and has won the American Historical Association’s coveted Beveridge Prize for the “best book of the year in American history.” His books are published by the University of Calif. Press, Oxford Univ. Press, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Yale Univ. Press, and K-Selected Books. He lives next to six million acres of “forever wild”—NY State’s Adirondack Park.