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Pennsylvania State University Abington College
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Colonial North America, American Revolution, Early American Republic, American immigration, German-Americans, early Pennsylvania, Hessians
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About Me

Current Professional Appointment

Division Head for Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of History


Ph.D. History, Brown University, Providence, RI
M.A. History, Brown University, Providence, RI
B.A. History, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Recent Publications

Selected publications

Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War (New York: Oxford University Press, 2022)

The Trial of Frederick Eberle: Language, Patriotism and Citizenship in Philadelphia’s German Community, 1790-1830 (New York: New York University Press, 2008).

“The Decision to Hire German Troops in the War of American Independence: Reactions in Britain and North America, 1774-1776.” Early American Studies 13 (1), (Winter 2015): 111-150.

“Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart’s Deutsche Chronik and the War of American Independence, 1774-1777.” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 38 (3), (September 2015): 443-458.

“German-Americans, Nativism, and the Tragedy of Paul Schoeppe, 1869-1872.” The Journal of the Civil War Era 5 (1), (March 2015): 97-125.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Migration & Immigration, Military