Thomas Rider

Position title: Lecturer: History 428 - The American Military Experience Since 1899


Advisor: John Hall
Office: 5265 Mosse Humanities Building
Mailbox: 5105 Mosse Humanities Building
Office Hours: Fridays 12:00-1:30 or by appointment

Thomas Rider


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.


  • U.S./North American History

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”