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Biographies T.H. Breen

Breen is William Smith Mason Professor of American History at Northwestern University and is a distinguished Early American historian interested in the history of political thought, material culture, and cultural anthropology. At a scholar-in-residence at the Kluge Center, Breen worked on a project titled, “Enforcing the American Revolution: Law and Disorder During the War for Independence.”

Publications (selected list):


“What Time Was the American Revolution? Reflections on a Familiar Narrative”
April 20, 2017

T.H. Breen challenges our traditional assumptions about the chronology of the American Revolution, introducing a radically different timeline that reinterprets the beginning and end of the Revolution and restores the ordinary American people to the events that shaped the nation.

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Selected Works at the Library of Congress