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Professor of History, Truman State University

In addition to my history Ph.D., I have an M.A. in Environmental Policy from Tufts University. I've taught at Truman State University since 1999, and before that in one-year positions at various schools. I've written six books and a dozen articles on Native Americans in New England 1600-1900, focusing on issues of race and class, and in April 2020 my _The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600-1870_ was published by Johns Hopkins. For that work I've received research fellowships from the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri, National Endowment for the Humanities, Massachusetts Historical Society, Library Company of Philadelphia, and the American Antiquarian Society.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of History, Truman State University

Education

  • 1992 
    University of Virginia, Ph.D. / history

Publications

  • 2020
    The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600-1870 , Johns Hopkins University Press
  • 2010
    King Philip's War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty , Johns Hopkins University Press
  • 2008
    Tribe, Race, History: Native Americans in Southern New England, 1780-1880, Johns Hopkins University Press
  • 2003
    New England Treaties, Southeast, Vol. XIX, Early American Indian Documents: Treaties and Laws, 1607-1789, LexisNexis
  • 2003
    New England Treaties, North and West, Vol. XX, Early American Indian Documents: Treaties and Laws, 1607-1789, LexisNexis
  • 1996
    Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts , University of Nebraska Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Distinguished Research Fellow
    Role:
    Begin study of rights and Indian sovereignty in America
    Funding Source:
    Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
  • 2012
    Long-Term Fellowship
    Role:
    Research the “lost tradition” of economic equality in America
    Funding Source:
    American Antiquarian Society and National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 2008
    Andrew Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship
    Role:
    Begin study of equality in America
    Funding Source:
    Library Company of Philadelphia
  • 2002
    Joyce Tracy Fellowship
    Role:
    study of images of Indians in Southern New England, 1760-1880
    Funding Source:
    American Antiquarian Society
  • 1996
    Research Fellowship
    Role:
    Research for Tribe, Race, History
    Funding Source:
    National Endowment for the Humanities

Professional Memberships

  • American Antiquarian Society
  • Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Colonial Society of Massachusetts
  • Society of Historians of the Early American Republic
  • Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture