Early American Republic, British Atlantic World
Denver Brunsman writes on the politics and social history of the American Revolution, early American republic, and British Atlantic world. His courses include “George Washington and His World,” taught annually at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (2013), and coauthor of a leading U.S. History textbook, Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People (2016; 2020), as well as the e-books Leading Change: George Washington and Establishing the Presidency (2017) and George Washington and the Establishment of the Federal Government (2020), among other publications. His honors include the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence and induction into the George Washington University Academy of Distinguished Teachers as well as selection to the College Board AP U.S. History Development Committee (2018-23; Higher Ed Chair, 2021-23). He frequently leads K-12 professional development programs for organizations such as the George Washington Teacher Institute at Mount Vernon and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, with whom he has twice partnered to lead the NEH Summer Institute “The Making of America: Colonial Era to Reconstruction.” Currently, he also serves as project director for “The Long Struggle for Equality: The Declaration of Independence at 250,” a national traveling exhibition with accompanying public programs sponsored by Gilder Lehrman and a recipient of a Public Humanities Projects Planning Grant from the NEH.