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John W. HallJohn W. Hall
Ambrose-Hesseltine Assistant Professor of U.S. Military History

Email: jwhall3@wisc.edu
Phone: (608)263-2364
Office: 5133 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5014 Mosse Humanities

Office Hours: TBA

Education: PhD: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; MA: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; BA: U.S. Military Academy

Bio Sketch:

I am primarily interested in the ethnohistorical examination of military conflict and cooperation between the Native peoples of North America and European colonial powers.  More generally, I am interested in Native American and early American history with particular emphasis on the Revolutionary Era and the Early Republic.  Within the field of military history, my research has focused on “small wars” involving irregular forces: colonial conflicts, insurgencies, and proxy wars. I am currently working on a military history of Indian  Removal in the southeastern United States and several smaller projects.

Selected Publications:

  • Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009).
  • ‘A Reckless Waste of Blood and Treasure’: The Last Campaign of the Second Seminole War,” in Between War and Peace: How America Ends Its Wars, ed. Matthew Moten (New York: Free Press, 2011).
  • La Enseñanza de la Historia Militar en la Academia Militar de Estados Unidos” [Teaching Military History at the United States Military Academy], with Maria del Pilar Ryan, in La Enseñanza de la Historia Militar en las Fuerzas Armadas [Teaching Military History in the Armed Forces], Monografías del Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa Nacional (CESEDEN), no. 97, 137-152 (Madrid:  Ministerio de Defensa, 2007).

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