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Benjamin Carp

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 The Great New York Fire of 1776: A Lost Story of the American Revolution, appearing soon. He also wrote 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 nationalism, firefighters, Benjamin Franklin, and Quaker merchants in Charleston. He has also written for Colonial Williamsburg, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He previously taught at the University of Edinburgh and Tufts University. He was born and raised in New York State and each of his parents earned two CUNY degrees.

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