John Gilbert McCurdy is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University, where he has taught since 2005. He is the author of Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution (Cornell, 2019), which was named 2019 Book of the Year by the Journal of the American Revolution. He also wrote Citizen Bachelors: Manhood and the Creation of the United States (Cornell, 2009). McCurdy received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004. He has held fellowships from the British Library, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the University of Michigan.