Jennifer Rosenberg

History Expert


B.A., History, University of California at Davis


  • Twenty-two years of experience as a historian and freelance writer
  • Co-wrote a book on preparation for the Geography Bee
  • Wrote the foreword for a book on the history of the Great Depression


Jennifer Rosenberg is a former writer for ThoughtCo, where she wrote about 20th-century history topics for more than 16 years. She is a passionate historian and an avid reader. During her time with ThoughtCo, Jennifer created hundreds of articles about a variety of topics including profiles of famous people like Andy Warhol, Al Capone, and historical events such as the crash of the Hindenburg and the Boxer Rebellion. Her work also included a look at iconic cultural items like the history of LEGO bricks and the origins of the peace symbol. Her ThoughtCo work appears in republication on websites and as a referenced work in books and research. 

Jennifer co-wrote The Geography Bee Complete Preparation Handbook (Prima Life, 1st edition, 2002). She also wrote the foreword for The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Great Depression (Alpha, 1st edition, 2001).


Jennifer Rosenberg received her bachelor's degree in history from the University of California at Davis in 1996.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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