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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

The Declaration of Independence in Imperial Context: A Call for Activist Government

Thursday, April 06, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Gasson Hall, Room 305

with Steve Pincus, Bradford Durfee Professor of History and Co-Director of the Center for Historical Enquiry and the Social Sciences at Yale University


about the speaker


 

Steven Pincus

Steven Pincus is the Bradford Durfee Professor of History and Co-Director of the Center for Historical Enquiry and the Social Sciences at Yale University. He is the author of several books including 1688: The First Modern Revolution and most recently The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders Case for Activist Government. He is now completing a book tracing the British Empire from its origins until 1784. He has edited two collections of essays, and published numerous essays on the economic, cultural, political and intellectual history of early modern Britain, early modern Empires,the British Empire, and the early modern Atlantic.

Professor Pincus received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1990. At Yale he teaches 17th and 18th century British, Atlantic and European history, the history of the early British Empire, and Directed Studies. He is also a co-organizer of two regular Yale colloquia: CHESS workshop and a new workshop on Early Modern Empires. In addition to research seminars in History, he regularly co-teaches cross disciplinary seminars with faculty in other departments. Recent topics have included the Divergence of Britain, Comparative Revolutions, and Early Modern Empires in Theory and Practice.