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Kyle Zelner

Kyle Zelner

Associate Professor

Bio

Dr. Zelner teaches the history of Early America, war and society, and social history methodology. He is a co-director of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society. In 2011, Zelner was awarded the Excellence in University Teaching Award. Dr. Zelner’s book A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip’s War was published by New York University Press. He has published widely in the field of Early American history and presented his research at professional conferences including the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, the Society of Military History, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, the American Historical Association, and the “Perspectives in Military History” lecture series at the Army Heritage and Education Center. He is currently working on a study of New England towns founded for and by veterans of the region’s colonial wars.

  • American History (PHD) - College of William and Mary (2003)
  • American History (MA) - Wayne State University (1993)
  • American History (BA) - Univ of Michigan-Dearborn (1990)

Graduate Courses:

HIS 725 Interpretations and Themes in American History to 1865
HIS 722 Seminar in War and Society Historiography
HIS 771 Seminar in United States History to 1877
HIS 736 Seminar in Modern Military History
HIS 585 Topics in the History of War and Society
HIS 560 Colonial America
HIS 561 The American Revolution
HIS 695 Internship in Public History
HIS 796 Practicum in the Teaching of History in Colleges and Universities

Undergraduate Courses:

HIS 201 Survey of United States History to 1877
HIS 300 Research Seminar
HIS 400 Senior History Seminar
HIS 460 Colonial America
HIS 461 The American Revolution
HIS 485 Topics in the History of War and Society

  • A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip’s War, 2009
  • North American Colonial Warfare in the 17th Century, The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History, the Colonial Period to 1877, 2015
  • The Importance of Early American Military History, American Military History: A Resource for Teachers and Students, 2013
  • Essex County’s Two Militias: The Social Composition of Offensive and Defensive Militia during King Philip's War, 1675–1676, New England Quarterly, 1999
  • Colonial Society of Massachusetts
  • Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
  • Society for Military History
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Society

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Contact Me

Liberal Arts Building (LAB) 478 map

Hattiesburg

Email
Kyle.ZelnerFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.6196

Areas of Expertise

Colonial and Revolutionary America, War and Society, Social History, Community History