The American History research group at the Centre for Historical Research brings together researchers whose work explores a wide variety of themes in U.S. history.
Research Group Members
Key strengths include:
- Diplomatic and imperial history (especially Hawaii, Cuba, and the Philippines)
- Naval and military history (especially the American Civil War era)
- Economic and political history (especially late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century)
- The history of “race” and ethnicity (especially late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century)
Across the last decade the group has published in a variety of fields, including histories beyond that of the United States. Here are some of their publications relating to American History since 2010.
Adam Burns, William Howard Taft and the Philippines: A Blueprint for Empire. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press (forthcoming 2020).
Adam Burns, “Economic Imperialism in Cuba, 1898-2017: Hegemony and Embargo,” in: C. Grocott and J. Grady, eds., The Continuing Imperialism of Free Trade: Developments, Trends and the Role of Supranational Agents. London: Routledge, 2018.
Howard Fuller, Review-Essay: Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White, “Our Little Monitor”: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War (Kent: The Kent State University Press, 2018), Journal of Military History, Vol. 83:3 (July 2019): 861–68.
Howard Fuller, Review-Essay: “Stopping at the Water’s Edge?”: James M. McPherson, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012), Reviews in American History, 42: 3 (September 2014): 433–37.
Howard Fuller, “Iron Lion or Paper Tiger? The Myth of British Naval Intervention in the American Civil War”, in: P. N. Stearns, ed., The American Civil War in a Global Context Richmond: Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission: 2014.
Howard Fuller, “‘The absence of decisive results’: British Assessments of Union Combined Operations,” in Craig Symonds, ed., Union Combined Operations in the Civil War. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010.
Richard Hawkins, Progressive Politics in the Democratic Party: Samuel Untermyer and the Jewish Anti-Nazi Boycott Campaign. London: Bloomsbury (forthcoming, 2021).
Richard Hawkins, “The Marketing of Legal Services in the United States, 1860-1914: A Case Study of Guggenheimer, Untermyer & Marshall of New York and the Predecessor Partnerships,” American Journal of Legal History, 53:2 (April 2013): 239–264.