Stephen B. Baxter is an American historian specialising in late seventeenth and early eighteenth century English history.
He was educated at Harvard University and Trinity College, Cambridge before working at Dartmouth College and the University of Missouri. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1959-1960 for which he spent seven years researching for his biography of William III of England.
- The Development of the Treasury, 1660-1702 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1957).
- William III and the Defense of European Liberty, 1650-1702 (New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1966).
- England's Rise to Greatness, 1660-1763 (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1983).