Charles G. Sellers

American Historian

Charles G. Sellers

Professor Emeritus

Department of History

3229 Dwinelle Hall

University of California

Berkeley, CA 94720-2250

Charles G. Sellers CV (pdf)

Charles G. Sellers Brief Bio (pdf)

Charles Grier Sellers (wikipedia)


B.A. Harvard University, Class of 1945 (Graduation Delayed by Military Service until 1947). Charles Sellers' Harvard Senior Paper  

Ph.D., 1950. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

Military Service: 

1943-1945. Sergeant and Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, World War II, Tenth Mountain Division. 


1950-1951. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Maryland. 

1951-1958. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Princeton University. 

1958-1990. Associate Professor and Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley. 

1964. Visiting Professor, El Colegio de Mexico. 

1970. Harmsworth Visiting Professor, Oxford University. 


1960-61. Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford. 

1963. Guggenheim Fellow. 

1967. Bancroft Prize for James K. Polk: Continentalist, 1843-1846. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966). 


Charles G. Sellers, James K. Polk, Jacksonian, 1795-1843 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957), Vol. I. 

Charles G. Sellers, James K. Polk, Continentalist, 1843-1846 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966), Vol. II. 

Charles G. Sellers, "The Travail of Slavery," in Charles G. Sellers, ed., The Southerner as American (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1960), 40-71. 

Charles G. Sellers, "Andrew Jackson, Nullification, and the State-Rights Tradition," in Charles Sellers, ed., The Berkeley Series in American History (Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1961). 

Charles G. Sellers, "The Market versus the Agrarian Republic," in Charles Sellers and Henry May, A Synopsis of American History, 1st ed. (Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1963), 109-122. 

Charles G. Sellers, "Boom for President," in Charles Sellers, ed., Andrew Jackson: A Profile (New York: Hill and Wang, 1971), 57-80. 

Charles G. Sellers, ed., As It Happened: A History of the United States (New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1975). 

Charles G. Sellers, The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991). Abstract.pdf


Articles by Charles G. Sellers

Memoirs of Charles G. Sellers

A History of the Life of Charles G. Sellers (pdf)

A Symposium on Charles G. Sellers's Work (pdf)

Scholarly Assessments of the Work of Charles G. Sellers

Celebration of Charles Sellers’s Life, Dec. 10, 2021

Discussion of Charles G. Sellers's The Market Revolution by Daniel N. Gullotta and Michael Zakim

Tributes to Charles G. Sellers

Peter Dale Scott speaks on Charles G. Sellers's Contributions to Berkeley's Free Speech Movement and Undergraduate Education

Charles G. Sellers on his "Dad's World War I Diary" (pdf)