Historian, university professor.  Born– Jan. 8, 1896, in Mobile. Parents– Myles Hicks and Rosabel (Pooley) Savelle.   Married– Jean Reeda Happ on Mar. 18, 1950. Children– Three. Education– Columbia University, A.B. (1924),  M.A. (1926), and Ph.D. (1932). Taught at Columbia University 1926-1932; at Stanford University, 1932-1947; and at University of Washington 1947-1967; visiting professor and Fulbright Lecturer University of Chile 1963; U.S. Department of State Lecturer in Australia 1966. Awarded Cutting Traveling Fellowship 1930-1931; Social Science Research Council Traveling Fellowship 1938-1939; and Fulbright Scholarship 1950. Published many articles in professional publications. Died August 12, 1979.


Contemporary Authors online; Who’s Who in the World, 1974.


Colonial Origins of American Thought. New York; Van Nostrand, 1964.

The Colonial Period in the History of the New World. Mexico City; Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia, 1962.

The Diplomatic History of the Canadian Boundary, 1749-1834. New Haven; Yale University Press, 1940.

Empires to Nations; Expansion in America, 1713-1834. Minneapolis; University of Minnesota Press, 1974.

Foundations of American Civilization; a History of Colonial America. New York; Holt, 1942. (Revised 1964 with title A History of Colonial America.)

George Morgan, Colony Builder. New York; University of California Press, 1932.

The Gospel of Judas Iscariot. New York; Exposition, 1969.

Is Liberalism Dead? Seattle; University of Washington Press, 1967.

Seeds of Liberty. Seattle; University of Washington Press, 1948.

This Is My America. Palo Alto, Calif.; Stanford University Press, 1948.


The Origins of American Diplomacy; the International History of Anglo-Americana, 1492-1763. New York; Macmillan, 1967.

Short History of American Civilization. New York; Holt, 1957.

The United States; Colonial Period. Mexico City; Pan American Institute of Geography and History, 1953.


A Workbook to Accompany “A History of World Civilization.” New York; Holt, 1957.


A History of World Civilization. New York; Holt, 1957.


The Era of American Revolution. New York; Columbia University Press, 1939.

Problems of American History. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice, Hall, 1952.