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Dr. Robert Churchill

Associate Professor of HistoryRobert Churchill
Hillyer Hall 320
860.768.5133
churchill@hartford.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Early American History, Rutgers University 2001
M.A.T., Secondary School Social Studies, Brown University, 1989
B.A., History, Brown University, 1987

Research:

The American Revolution, Political Violence, Militia Movements, Guns in Early America, the Underground Railroad

Publications (selected):

"Gun Regulation, the Police Power, and the Right to Keep Arms in Early America: The Legal Context of the Second Amendment," forthcoming, Law and History Review, 25 (Spring, 2007).

"Gun Ownership in Early America: A Survey of Manuscript Militia Returns," William and Mary Quarterly, 60 (July, 2003).

I advise students with interests in:

High School Social Studies teaching, Graduate work in History

Why you enjoy teaching Hillyer students:

They are challenging and interested and they have an enormous capacity to grow intellectually, which is fun to be a part of.