Michael D. Hattem

Visiting Assistant Professor of History in Galesburg, Illinois

Michael D. Hattem

Visiting Assistant Professor of History in Galesburg, Illinois

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For the 2017-18 academic year, I am serving as a Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and The New School. I received my Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 2017 after receiving my B.A. with Honors in History from The City College of New York in 2011.

My field is early American history, primarily eighteenth-century political culture and intellectual history. My book, "Past and Prologue: The Politics of Memory in the American Revolution" is forthcoming from Yale University Press. It examines the role of changing historical memories of the colonial and British pasts in shaping the causes and consequences of the American Revolution and the origins of American national identity.

In addition, I am a Contributing Editor of The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History. I am also the producer of The JuntoCast, a podcast about early American history. In addition, I served as a Research Assistant at the Papers of Benjamin Franklin at Yale University from 2012 to 2015. Finally, I served as the Social Media Coordinator and archival consultant for the Yale National Initiative.

  • Work
    • Knox College
  • Education
    • Yale University
    • City College of New York
    • Borough of Manhattan Community College