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Chandos Brown

Associate Professor, History

Office: Blair 343
Phone: 757-221-1271
Email: [[cmbrow]]
Regional Areas of Research: Early America, United States
Thematic Areas of Research: Cultural/Intellectual, Religion, Science and Medicine


Chandos Brown received his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University (1987). He specializes in American intellectual and cultural history, literature, history of science, and the history of medicine from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. He is author of Benjamin Silliman: A Life in the Young Republic (Princeton, 1989), which won the Forum on the History of Science in America's prize for "best" book in 1990, and of articles on science and gender in the early republic. He is currently at work on a collection of essays that examine the construction of social identity in antebellum America within the transforming contexts of law, medicine and science.