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James L. Hill

Advisor: Brett Rushforth
Email: jlhill@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Native American history, Colonial U.S. and Early Republic history, Atlantic World history

Bio

James Hill received his B.A. in history and his M.A. in American history from the University of North Florida in 2008 and 2010, respectively. He has published articles in Early American Studies (Winter 2014) and the Florida Historical Quarterly (Fall 2014). His dissertation, "Muskogee Internationalism in an Age of Revolution, 1763-1818," analyzes Creek and Seminole diplomacy. In particular, he focuses on their efforts to defend their territorial and political sovereignty by forging transatlantic diplomatic networks and participating in an international diplomatic community. He has received fellowships from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the John Carter Brown Library, the Huntington Library, the Newberry Library, and the David Library of the American Revolution.

Awards, Fellowships and Publications
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California for the 2014-2015 academic year
  • fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library
  • awarded a research fellowship at the David Library of the American Revolution
  • article, "'Bring them what they lack': Spanish-Creek Exchange and Alliance Making in a Maritime Borderland, 1763-1783," just published in Early American Studies.
  • his paper "'My Warriors are Victorious over the American in every quarter': The Spanish-Creek Alliance and its Efforts to Combat the New Republic, 1784-1789," won the Award for Excellence in Scholarship from William & Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium
  • had an article accepted for publication in Early American Studies. The article, titled “‘Bring them what they lack’: Spanish-Creek Exchange and Alliance Making in a Maritime Borderland, 1763-1784,” will appear in the journal’s Winter 2014 issue.
  • two-month fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library, 2014

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California for the 2014-2015 academic year
  • "'Bring them what they lack': Spanish-Creek Exchange and Alliance Making in a Maritime Borderland, 1763-1783," just published in Early American Studies
  • McNeil Center for Early American Studies Fellowship, 2014