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Michael Hoppin Read

Track: PhD
Advisor: Thomas Slaughter

Major Fields: U.S. History to 1865
Minor Fields: War in America; History of the Family


American History

Research Interests

I study the relationship between culture and politics. Specifically, my dissertation seeks to place the literatures of captivity -- accounts of Indian bondage, enslavement, and wartime imprisonment -- at the center of the story of political change in America from the late-seventeenth century to the eve of the twentieth.


The Generations of Captivity: Power, Sympathy, and the State, 1675 - 1896


MA, History, SUNY Cortland, 2011
BA, History with Honors, University of Puget Sound, 2005