Participant Info

First Name
Blake
Last Name
Grindon
Affiliation
Doctoral Candidate in History
Website URL
https://history.princeton.edu/people/blake-grindon
Keywords
American Revolution, Military History, Canadian History, Native American History, Early American History
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About Me

I am a Doctoral Candidate in History at Princeton University, where I am at work on my dissertation tentatively titled, “The Death of Jane McCrea: Sovereignty and Revolutionary Violence in the Northeast.”

My project  examines the much-publicized death of a single white American colonist during the early years of the American Revolutionary War, its connections to the century of warfare that preceded it and its place within debates about legitimate violence and statehood.

While the current focus of my work is the American Revolutionary War, my research more generally focuses on violence and war in  eighteenth-century North American and the Atlantic World. I am especially interested in intercultural brokerage, captivity, and race in the Early Modern era. Throughout my work, I am an interested the role of violence in relationships between Indigenous people and colonists in the eighteenth-century Northeast and its continuing implication for the political landscape of the Northeast today.

Recent Publications

Scholarly Articles

 

“Hilliard d’Auberteuil’s Mis Mac Rea: A Story of the American Revolution in the French Atlantic,” conditionally accepted at William and Mary Quarterly

 

Public Media

 

“What Can Jane McCrea Tell Us about the American Revolution Today?” The Saratoga County Compass blogpost, December 1, 2021

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, Canada
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, North America
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Colonialism, Diplomacy, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Material Culture, Military, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery, Women