Alan Taylor Portrait

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

4206 SSH
1 Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616


  • Ph.D., American History, Brandeis University, 1986
  • B.A., History, Colby College, 1977

Research Focus

Early American history (colonial revolutionary and early republic); history of the American West; History of Canada (pre-Confederation)


  • The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006).
  • Writing Early American History (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005). American Colonies (New York: Viking/Penguin, 2001)
  • William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995).
  • Liberty Men and Great Proprietors: the Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier 1760-1820 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990).