Professor of Modern History, Sheffield Hallam University

Professor of modern history Bruce covers American political and social history since the 1960s and has published on the coming of the civil war in America, as well as America's 'slave south'. His main expertise is the history of how British military and naval power contributed to the expansion of the empire during 1780-1902.

Expertise:
Current American politics
America since the 1960s - race, crime, ethnic change
British military and naval power 1780-1902
British empire in India, 1780s to the Mutiny-Rebellion of 1857-59
Britain and the Napoleonic wars
The Peninsular War, 1808-14
Wars in South Africa
Origins of the American civil war
Slavery in America

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Modern History, Sheffield Hallam University