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Phillip Hamilton

Department of History


Phillip Hamilton

Professor

McMurran Hall 333
(757) 594-7251
phamilt@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in History, Washington University in St. Louis
  • MA in History, George Washington University
  • BA in History, Gettysburg College

Teaching

American Revolution and Early Republic
American slavery
Civil War and Reconstruction
History of Virginia

Research

American Revolution and Early Republic
20th Century Higher Education
Slavery

Biography

Dr. Hamilton is a historian of the American Revolutionary and Early Republican periods. He has published widely on this period, including his books "The Making and Unmaking of a Revolutionary Family: The Tuckers of Virginia" and "The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox." He is also the author of "Serving the Old Dominion: A History of Christopher Newport University."

  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2018). “‘A Contest of Virtue with vice:’ Henry Knox’s Just and Honorable War for Independence”. University of Oklahoma Press. Pages, 25.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2018). Justifying Revolution: Law, Virtue, and Violence in the American War of Independence. University of Oklahoma Press. Pages, 392.
  • Other
    (2018). The Revolutionary War Couple Who Shed Their British Loyalty—One Letter at a Time. Smithsonian Institution and Arizona State University. Pages, 4.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2017). The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox. Johns Hopkins University Press. Pages, 226.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2011). Serving the Old Dominion: A History of Christopher Newport University. Mercer University Press. Pages, 352.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2003). The Making and Unmaking of a Revolutionary Family: The Tuckers of Virginia, 1752-1830. University of Virginia Press. Pages, 250 pages.
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