Dark and Bloody Ground: Empire, Nation, and Myth on the American Revolutionary Frontier, 1763-95


ACLS Fellowship Program



Named Award

ACLS/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Junior Faculty Fellow named award


I am applying for an ACLS Fellowship to complete a project that charts the mythic origins of American exceptionalism. It does so by examining how the Revolution on the frontier contributed to the creation of an "American" society. By exploring the interaction of a number of groups on the frontier within a wider British Atlantic context, this study not only uncovers how an American periphery helped shape the broader revolutionary settlement but also offers new interpretations of the causes, consequences, and meaning of the American Revolution.