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Michael Hattem


Michael Hattem

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Michael Hattem

Years at Knox: 2018 to Present

Ph.D., History, 2017, Yale University. 
M.Phil., History, 2014, Yale University.
M.A., History, 2013, Yale University.
B.A., History, 2011, The City University of New York.

Teaching Interests: American Revolution, Historical Memory, Colonial America/Atlantic World, Early Republic, Civil War, Digital History, Historiography, Popular Music History

Selected Professional Accomplishments


  • Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellowship, New-York Historical Society and the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School 2017-18
  • M. Elaine Rand Fellowship, Fred W. Smith National Library at Mount Vernon 2017
  • George Washington Egleston Prize in American History, GSAS, Yale University 2017
  • W. B. H. Dowse Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society 2016
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, The Library Company of Philadelphia 2016


"'As Serves our Interest best': Political Economy and the Logic of Popular Resistance in New York City, 1765-1775," New York History 98, no. 1 (Winter 2017): 40-69.

"Chapter 5: The American Revolution," in American Yawp (2015) (first online, open-access US history textbook; recently acquired by Stanford University Press).

Author of numerous blog posts/essays for The Junto on historiography, pedagogy,and digital/public history (2012).


"Teaching Benjamin Franklin in the Eighteenth Century," plenary presentation, New Jersey Social Studies Council Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, October 22, 2018. 

"Digitally Contextualizing Thomas Paine in American Revolutionary History Culture," Revolutionary Texts in a Digital Age: Thomas Paine's Publishing Networks, Past and Present, Iona College and the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies, New Rochelle, NY, October 11-13, 2018. 

"Whither the Early Republic: A 40th-Anniversary Forum on the Future of the Field," plenary roundtable, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Cleveland, OH, July 21, 2018. 

"Historical Memory and the American Revolution," The Past in the Present:Conversations with Historians, with Joanne Freeman, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY, May 17, 2018.

"The Colonial Past in the Early Republic," CUNY Early American RepublicSeminar, New York, NY, March 9, 2018. 

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