Edwin G. Burrows

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Edwin G. "Ted" Burrows (May 15, 1943[1] – May 4, 2018) was a Distinguished Professor of History at Brooklyn College. He is the co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (1998), and author of Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War, (2008), which won the 2009 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award.

Burrows received his BA from the University of Michigan in 1964, and his PhD from Columbia University in 1973, where he studied under Eric McKitrick. The same year, he began teaching at Brooklyn College, where his course on the History of New York City was one of the college's most popular offerings.[2] He resided in Northport, New York on Long Island.[3] Burrows died at the age of 74 in May 2018.[4]


  1. ^ Complete Biographical Encyclopedia of Pulitzer Prize Winners, 1917-2000 by Heinz Dietrich Fischer and Erika J. Fischer
  2. ^ "Edwin G. Burrows: Broeklundian Professor of History". Archived from the original on 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  3. ^ DeWan, George (April 24, 2000). "LONG ISLAND OUR PAST / LI to NY: Hey, You Owe Us". Newsday. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  4. ^ Edwin G. Burrows, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, dies at 74

External links[edit]

  • Interview with Burrows on "New Books in History"
  • C-SPAN's BookTV: Burrows talks about "Forgotten Patriots" at the National Archives, November 19, 2008.