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Benjamin Carp

Associate Professor and Daniel M. Lyons Chair of History

Location: 1117 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x6799
Fax: 718.951.4504

Benjamin L. Carp is the author of Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America (2010), which won the triennial Society of the Cincinnati Cox Book Prize in 2013; and Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution (2007). With Richard D. Brown, he co-edited Major Problems in the Era of the American Revolution, 1760-1791: Documents and Essays, 3rd ed. (2014). He has written about the burning of New York City in 1776, nationalism, firefighters, Benjamin Franklin, and Quaker merchants in Charleston. He has also written articles for Colonial Williamsburg, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He received the Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2005), the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2003) and the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (1998). Prior to joining Brooklyn College, he taught at the University of Edinburgh and Tufts University.

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