Author: Michael D. Hattem

Michael D. Hattem is a doctoral student in early American History at Yale University. He is also a Contributing Editor at The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History (, the Contributing Producer of the blog's podcast, “The JuntoCast,” and a Research Assistant at the Papers of Benjamin Franklin.

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The Historiography of the American Revolution

Historiography is, essentially, the history of history, or, more aptly, the history of history writing. How have historians in different times and places interpreted the causes and character of the Revolution differently? Historiography is the lifeblood of academic historians; however, the general reader often has little familiarity with it. Perhaps no other topic in American […]

by Michael D. Hattem