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Dr. Rebecca Brannon

Jackson Hall, Room 206
Office phone: 540-568-4673
MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Assistant professor of history


Ph.D., University of Michigan

Fields and specialties

Early America, Southern, social and cultural history

Teaching areas

Colonial America, American Revolution, consumerism, cultural History

Research interests

American Revolution, reconciliation from war, Loyalism, aging and masculinity, war stories, historical memory

Selected publications and presentations

Burying the Hatchet in South Carolina: Healing the Wounds of Revolutionary Civil War, 1775-1860 (forthcoming from the University of South Carolina Press)

“Religion and Reconciliation in South Carolina, 1781-1790,” American Historical Association, Jan. 2012

‘“Had not one weeks perfect Health:” the Indignities of Masculine Old Age in the American Revolution,” Society for Historians of the Early Republic, Philadelphia, July 2011

“Healing the Wounds of War: American Loyalist Reintegration and Practical Efforts to Achieve Reconciliation After Civil War,” Peace History Society Biannual Meeting, Winthrop University, October 2009

Fellowships and summer workshops

David Library of the American Revolution; Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina; Institute for Constitutional History and New York Historical Society Summer Workshop, NEH sponsorship; “Religion, War, and the Meaning of America,” NEH and Calvin College sponsorship; Forris Jewett Moore Fellowship in History