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Kevin Waite

Ph.D. Candidate

Kevin Waite


B.A., History, English, Williams College (2009)

MPhil., Modern European History, University of Cambridge (2011)

Research Interests

19th century U.S. South; the American West; slavery and emancipation in the Atlantic world; American Indian history



"Beating Napoleon at Eton: Violence, Sport and Manliness in England's Public Schools, 1783-1815", Cultural and Social History (forthcoming 2014)

Brief Personal Statement

I'm currently interested in the intersections of Southern and Western history, namely proslavery expansionism in the Far West and the Southern influence on antebellum California politics. When not studying history, I enjoy traveling and mountaineering.