I'm looking for a good reference about history of characteristic classes. For example, I would like to know how Chern define the Chern class at first in history, or who rewrote the characteristic classes in language of cohomology theory the first-ever. Thank you for your helping!

  • Is there any reason [Chern's _Annals_ paper](http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=0015793), and/or bibliographic references in Milnor, don't adequately answer your question? :) – Andrew D. Hwang Mar 13 '14 at 23:20
  • I'm also interested, could you share what you've found? – PtF Dec 13 '15 at 01:22

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