Strickland Scholar Dr. Alan Taylor will be at MTSU on Monday October 19!

16 Oct

Strickland Lecture Series Event

Race & Violence in the American Revolution

An evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Dr. Alan Taylor 

Thomas Jefferson Chair in American History, University of Virginia 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Lecture 7:00 pm

State Farm Room in the Business & Aerospace Building

Reception & Refreshments at 6:00 pm 

Book signing to follow lecture


Alan Taylor graduated from Colby College in 1977. After serving as a researcher for historic preservation in the United States Virgin Islands, he received his Ph.d in American History from Brandeis University in 1986.  After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Early American History and Culture, he taught in the history department at Boston University from 1987 to 1994.  Beginning in 1994, he was a professor at the University of California at Davis. In August 2014, he began his position as the Thomas Jefferson Chair in American History at the University of Virginia. He is also active in California State Social Science and History Project.  This project provides curriculum support for K-12 teachers in history and social studies.  In 2002 he won the University of California at Davis Award for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement and the Phi Beta Kappa, Northern California Association, Teaching Excellence Award.


Liberty Men and Great Proprietors: The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820 (1990)

 William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early Republic, (1995)

 American Colonies (2001)

 Writing Early American History (2005)

 The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution (2006)

 The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies (2010)

 The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia (2013)

Note: The information provided above came from Dr. Taylor’s faculty page. Further information can be found at


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