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Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
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Early America, American Revolution, New York, New England, Public History, Podcasts
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About Me

I’m a historian of early America who practices scholarly history, public history, and digital humanities, primarily as the Digital Projects Editor for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. I’m also the creator and host of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast about Early American History, winner of the Best History Podcast Award in 2017.



Over my lifetime I have witnessed the polarization of American political and cultural communities. My digital work attempts to lessen these divisions by building a shared community interest in early American history. My traditional scholarship informs my digital work by investigating how early Americans overcame cultural and political diversity to form local, regional, and national communities.



Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

“Trade, Diplomacy, and the Consequences of American Independence: Cuyler, Gansevoort & Co. and the Business of Trade During the Confederation Era,” Journal of Early American History, Vol. 5, Issue 2, (July 2015)

“‘Dam’d Paving’ Yankees and Dutch New Yorkers: The Post-Revolution New England Migration and the Creation of American Identity in the Upper Hudson River Valley, 1783-1820,” Hudson River Valley Review, Vol. 29, No. 1, (Autumn 2012)


Digital Journal Articles:

Ben Franklin’s World,” Common-Place: The Journal of Early American Life, The Common School, Vol. 14 No. 4, (Summer 2017)


Book Chapters:

“The American Revolution Comes to Albany, New York, 1756-1776,” in Journal of the American Revolution Annual Volume 2015, (Yardley: Westholme Publishing, 2015), 43-50

“Silas Deane, Forgotten Patriot,” in Journal of the American Revolution Annual Volume 2015, (Ybardley: Westholme Publishing, 2015), 241-250

“Bunker Hill Monument and Memory,” in Journal of the American Revolution, Volume 1, (Yellow Springs: Ertel Publishing, Inc.), 50-53


Book Reviews:

Review of Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire, by Eliga H. Gould, Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 32, No. 4, (Winter 2012)


Books in Progress:

America’s First Gateway: Albany, New York and the Making of America

The Articles of Confederation: America’s Revolutionary Government

Media Coverage
NPR, NBC Local News, GeekDad, Podcasts, Bleacher Report
Country Focus
North America, Early United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, England, Netherlands, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Colonialism, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Urban History