Denver Brunsman

Denver Brunsman

Title:
Assistant Professor of History
Office:
Phillips Hall 327
Address: 801 22nd St. NW
Phone: 202-994-6254
Email:
brunsman@gwu.edu

Background

Denver Brunsman writes on the politics and social history of the American Revolution, early American republic, and British Atlantic world. His book, The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (University of Virginia Press, 2013), received the 2012 Walker Cowen Prize from the University of Virginia Press for most outstanding manuscript in eighteenth-century studies in the Americas and Atlantic world. His honors include year-long research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities at the Newberry Library, Chicago; the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan; and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania. He teaches an annual course on “George Washington and His World,” which meets at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. (Complete CV).

Education

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2004.

Publications

The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013. Winner, 2012 Walker Cowen Prize for most outstanding manuscript in eighteenth-century studies in the Americas and Atlantic world, awarded by the University of Virginia Press.

Co-Editor, The American Revolution Reader. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Co-Editor, Border Crossings: The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812. Detroit: Detroit Historical Society, 2012.

 

“James Madison and the National Gazette Essays: The Birth of a Party Politician.” In A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe, ed. Stuart Leibiger. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

 

“Subjects vs. Citizens: Impressment and Identity in the Anglo-American Atlantic.” Journal of the Early Republic 30 (Winter 2010): 557-86.

 

“Men of War: British Sailors and the Impressment Paradox.” Journal of Early Modern History 14 (Spring 2010): 9-44.

 

“The Knowles Atlantic Impressment Riots of the 1740s.” Early American Studies 5 (Fall 2007): 324-66.

Classes Taught

Hist 2305: Majors’ Introductory Seminar: United States

Hist 3304: George Washington and His World
Hist 3303: Revolutionary America

Hist 6001: Graduate Seminar in the British Atlantic World