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University of Salford
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Military History, Early American History, Revolutionary War, Continental Army, Morale, Identity, Memorialization and Commemoration
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About Me

Dr. Krysten Blackstone is a Lecturer in International and Military History at the University of Salford, where she has been since 2022. She completed her undergraduate, MSc and PhD at the University of Edinburgh.  She is a social and military historian of Early America and her current work examines the morale of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783. Her research is concerned with enlisted soldiers and utilises soldiers’ narratives of the conflict, primarily diaries, to illuminate the diversity of soldiers’ lived experiences. Using morale as a lens to examine enlisted soldiers accounts of the war, allows for a rigorous examination of soldiers experience of the Revolution. She also works on the book reviews team for the Journal of American Studies.

Recent Publications

“‘See some of our Grievances Redressed’: What Patterns of Mutiny Tell Us About Morale in the Continental Army” inWaging War in America 1775-1783: Operational Challenges of Five Armies (Helion Books, November 2023).

‘It is Yet Too Soon to Write the History of the Revolution: Fashioning the Memory of Thomas Paine’, in In Authentic America: Heritage, Identity, Performance and Commemoration in the United States, (London, Routledge, 2019).

‘Into the Wild’, Mount Vernon Quarterly, (Winter 2019).

Pubs and Publications: I  have written a number of blog posts about the PhD Experience. They can be found here:

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, American Presidents, Environment, Gender, Military, Public History