Brendan McConville

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Brendan McConville
Alma materBrown University
Scientific career
FieldsAmerican history
InstitutionsBoston University

Brendan McConville (born 1965) is an author and professor of history at Boston University. His books on American History include The King's Three Faces (University of Carolina Press, 2006) and The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (Longman, 2008).

Career[edit]

McConville was educated at Brown University and Reed College,[1] Portland. His research focuses on the intersection of politics and social developments in Early America, and his interests include colonial history and the English Reformation.

Reception[edit]

After the release of These Daring Disturbers of the Public Peace, Michael Bellesiles wrote that "Brendan McConville has produced an outstanding work of social history. A few scholars have looked briefly at New Jersey's 1740s land riots, but McConville is the first to place these events in their deep historical context."[2]

In a review of The King's Three Faces for Itinerario, Charles W. A. Prior writes that McConville "brings a great deal of fresh material to light."[3] In Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life, Benjamin Irvin called the book "a brilliant, bounding study of Anglo-American political culture."[4] The book was also reviewed in The New England Quarterly, The Journal of Military History and The American Historical Review.[5][6][7]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (2008)
  • The King's Three Faces (2006)
  • These Daring Disturbers of the Public Peace (1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas J. Watson Fellowship". reed.edu. Reed College. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  2. ^ Bellesiles, Michael (2001). "These Daring Disturbers of the Public Peace: The Struggle for Property and Power in Early New Jersey by Brendan McConville (review)". Social History. 26 (1): 110–112. JSTOR 4286739.
  3. ^ Prior, Charles W. A. (March 2007). "Review: Brendan McConville, The King's Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688–1776". Itinerario. 31 (1): 191–193. doi:10.1017/S0165115300000450. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  4. ^ Irvin, Benjamin H. (July 2008). "Smashing Idols". Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life. 8 (4). Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  5. ^ Carter, Allison (September 2007). "The King's Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776 by Brendan McConville (review)". The New England Quarterly. 80 (3): 521–523. doi:10.1162/tneq.2007.80.3.521. JSTOR 20474567.
  6. ^ Webb, Stephen S. (October 2007). "The King's Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688–1776 (review)". The Journal of Military History. 71 (4). Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  7. ^ Breen, T. H. (2007). "Brendan McConville. The King's Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776 (review)". The American Historical Review. 112 (3): 840–841. doi:10.1086/ahr.112.3.840. Retrieved August 23, 2014.

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