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Dr. Robert Churchill

Associate Professor of HistoryRobert Churchill
Hillyer Hall 320


Ph.D., Early American History, Rutgers University 2001
M.A.T., Secondary School Social Studies, Brown University, 1989
B.A., History, Brown University, 1987


The American Revolution, Political Violence, Militia Movements, Guns in Early America, the Underground Railroad

Publications (selected):

"Gun Regulation, the Police Power, and the Right to Keep Arms in Early America: The Legal Context of the Second Amendment," forthcoming, Law and History Review, 25 (Spring, 2007).

"Gun Ownership in Early America: A Survey of Manuscript Militia Returns," William and Mary Quarterly, 60 (July, 2003).

I advise students with interests in:

High School Social Studies teaching, Graduate work in History

Why you enjoy teaching Hillyer students:

They are challenging and interested and they have an enormous capacity to grow intellectually, which is fun to be a part of.