Thomas Rider

trider@wisc.edu

Field:
U.S. and Military History

Advisor:
John W. Hall

MA Title:
"Massacre or Myth: No Quarter at the Waxhaws, 29 May 1780"

Research Interests:
My research interests focus on the military history of colonial America and the early Republic. I am particularly interested in the development of early American military institutions and the relationship of these forces to the societies they were raised to defend. I am also intrigued by the adaptation of eighteenth-century European military thought and practice to warfare in North America.

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