Dell and Audrey Thompson Distinguished Lecture in American Revolution Studies

The McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution is pleased to host an annual lecture by a distinguished historian of the American Revolution. The lecture event is an opportunity for our students, alumni, and the greater community of history professionals and history enthusiasts in the Capital Region to engage a prominent historian of early American history.

 

2014 Dell & Audrey Thompson Distinguished Lecture in American Revolution Studies

Dr. Thomas Chambers, Ph.D.

Memories of War: Visiting Battleground and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Saratoga National Historical Park/Siena College

Information for Thomas A. Chambers

April 6-7, 2013

Thomas A. Chambers grew up in Saratoga County and now is Professor of History and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Niagara University, where he has been on the faculty since 2003. Previously he taught at Siena College, Skidmore College and Albion College. He took his Ph.D. and M.A. at the College of William and Mary, and earned his B.A. at Middlebury College. He currently serves as Chairman of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, sits on Governor Cuomo’s Path Through History Task Force, and has been active in the 1812 Legacy Council. His most recent book, Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic (Cornell University Press, 2012) is available in print and e-book. His undergraduate thesis studied the 1777 Saratoga campaign, and got him a job as a tour guide at Fort Ticonderoga.

 

 

Contact information:

716-286-8091

chambers@niagara.edu

 

 

 2013

Rosemarie Zagarri, Ph.D.

Professor of History, George Mason University

"Founding Mothers: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic"

2012

Woody Holton, Ph.D.

Professor of History and American Studies, University of Richmond

"Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution"
 

2011
Sheila Skemp, Ph.D.,
Clare Leslie Marquette Professor of American History, University of Missisippi
"A World We Have Lost: Benjamin Franklin and the American Dream."
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2010
John E. Ferling, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of history, University of West Georgia, winner of the Fraunces Tavern Book Award
"George Washington and John Adams: A Look at Two Very Different Founders."
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