Carleton Mabee

Carleton Mabee (December 24, 1914 – December 18, 2014) was an American writer who won the 1944 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F B. Morse.[1]



Mabee was born in Shanghai. He graduated from Bates College, and Columbia University. In 1945, he married Norma Dicking. He was professor emeritus at State University of New York at New Paltz.[2]

Mabee lived in Gardiner, New York.[3]


  • The American Leonardo: A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse, 1943; Literary Licensing, LLC, 2013, ISBN 9781494113834[4]
  • The Seaway Story, The Macmillan Company, 1961.
  • Black Education in New York State: From Colonial to Modern Times, Syracuse University Press, 1979, ISBN 9780815622093
  • Sojourner Truth: Slave, Prophet, Legend. NYU Press. 1 January 1995. ISBN 978-0-8147-5525-9.[5]
  • Carleton Mabee (2003). Gardiner and Lake Minnewaska. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-1185-6.
  • Black Freedom: The Nonviolent Abolitionists from 1830 Through the Civil War, The Macmillan Company, 1970, ISBN 9780025771703


  1. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes - Awards". Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  2. ^ Elizabeth A. Brennan; Elizabeth C. Clarage (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 22–. ISBN 978-1-57356-111-2.
  3. ^ Quinn, Eric (Apr 7, 2013). "At 98, historian Carleton Mabee readies new book on Shawangunk land preservation controversies". New Palz Times. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
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  5. ^ "Sojourner Truth Slave, Prophet, Legend". Project MUSE. Retrieved 3 September 2014. Pulitzer-Prize-winning biographer Carleton Mabee unearths heretofore-neglected sources and offers valuable new insights into the life of a woman who, against all odds, became a central figure in the struggle for the emancipation of slaves and women in Civil War America.

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