Robert Alan Gross (born Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American historian, and is James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor of Early American History at the University of Connecticut.
Gross graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966, and from Columbia University with an M.A. in 1968 and a Ph.D. in 1976. He taught at Amherst College from 1976 to 1988, the University of Sussex from 1981 to 1983 and the College of William and Mary from 1988 to 2003.
He has written on such themes as multiculturalism and transnationalism in American thought and life.
His work appeared in Newsweek, Harper's, Saturday Review, and Book World.
- 1977 Bancroft Prize
- 1979 Guggenheim Fellowship
- Howard Fellowship
- Rockefeller Foundations Fellowship
- National Endowment for the Humanities grant
- American Antiquarian Society grant
- The Minutemen and Their World (1976) (reprint Hill and Wang, 2001, ISBN 978-0-8090-0120-0)
- In Debt to Shays: The Bicentennial of an Agrarian Rebellion. University Press of Virginia. 1993. ISBN 978-0-8139-1353-7.
- The Transcendentalists and Their World, Hill & Wang