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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Benjamin H. Irvin

Benjamin H. IrvinBenjamin H. Irvin is an associate professor of history at the University of Arizona. A social and cultural historian of early America, he focuses primarily on the Revolutionary War. His first book, Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors (2011), examines public reactions to the material culture and ceremonies of state by which Congress promoted armed resistance and independence. His next book project explores the lives of impaired Revolutionary War veterans as they endeavored to obtain and subsist on disability pensions awarded by state and federal governments. In August 2017 he will become the executive editor of the Journal of American History and an associate professor of history at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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