Thomas Rider

U.S. and Military History

John W. Hall

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

Working Dissertation Title:
"War by Detachment: The Continental Army and Petite Guerre, 1775-1783"

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.