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Prof. Benjamin Carp

Professor and Daniel M. Lyons Chair of History, Brooklyn College

Professor Benjamin Carp focuses particularly on urban politics, society, and culture in eighteenth-century America. His books include _Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America_, which won the triennial Society of the Cincinnati Cox Book Prize in 2013; and _Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution_. He has also written articles for Colonial Williamsburg, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. His desire to pursue a Ph.D. in history began with an article by Alfred F. Young on George Robert Twelves Hewes. Since then, he has written scholarly articles about firefighters and the American Revolution, nationalism during the Revolution and the Civil War, leadership in the work of Edmund S. Morgan, and Quaker merchants in Charleston. He received the Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2005), the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2003) and the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (1998). Prior to joining Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, he taught at the University of Edinburgh and Tufts University.