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Ken Miller

Associate Professor of History

I am an historian of colonial and revolutionary North America. My latest research explores Revolutionaries’ hosting of British and German captives in the ethnically diverse American interior as a window onto early American identity formation during the War for Independence.


  • B.A., University of Hawaii, 1995
  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2006
  • History of the United States, 1607-1865
  • History of the United States, 1865 to the Present
  • Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century America
  • The Early Republic
  • Comparative Cultural Encounters
  • Colonial Latin America
  • Modern Latin America
  • Latin American Literature as History
  • Historical Method

“‘A Dangerous Set of People’: British Captives and the Making of Revolutionary Identity in the Mid-Atlantic Interior,” Journal of the Early Republic (Winter, 2012): 565-601.

Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities during the War for Independence (forthcoming from Cornell University Press, spring 2014).

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