Allen C. Guelzo, PhD

Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.

Former Visiting Scholar, B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies

Dr. Allen Guelzo is a Princeton University professor and acclaimed scholar of American history.

This expert is no longer a staff member at The Heritage Foundation.

Allen C. Guelzo is the senior research scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University and director of the James Madison Program’s Initiative in Politics and Statesmanship.

Guelzo is an acclaimed scholar of American history whose writings have been recognized as among the most important contributions to scholarly and public understanding of 19th century America. His book “Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President” received the 2000 Lincoln Prize, as well as the 2000 Book Prize of the Abraham Institute of the Mid-Atlantic. His “Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America Emancipation” and his “Gettysburg: The Last Invasion” also received the Lincoln Prize in 2005 and 2013, respectively. Guelzo is also a leading authority on the life and thought of Jonathan Edwards.

A winner of the 2018 Bradley Prize, Guelzo earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an honorary Doctorate of History from Lincoln College.


Slavery and the Constitution

Feb 23, 2021 About an hour read



No Wonder Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.

Sep 7, 2020 4 min read


No, We Don’t Really Need a New New Deal Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.

Jun 4, 2020 3 min read


Jackson and Wilson Had Nothing on Trump in an Epidemic Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.

May 26, 2020 3 min read



Rationing Care Is a Surrender to Death Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.

Mar 30, 2020 3 min read


The 1619 Project’s Outrageous, Lying Slander of Abe Lincoln Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.

Mar 5, 2020 2 min read


Abraham Lincoln or the Progressives: Who was the real father of big government? Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.

Feb 10, 2012 About an hour read


Prudence, Politics, and the Proclamation Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.

Aug 17, 2007 21 min read