OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Timothy J. Shannon

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Timothy J. Shannon teaches early American, Native American, and British history at Gettysburg College. He is the author of several books, including Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier (2008) and Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754 (2000), which won the New York State Historical Association's Dixon Ryan Fox Prize and the Society of Colonial Wars' Distinguished Book Award. His articles have appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly, the New England Quarterly, and Ethnohistory. His most recent book, Indian Captive, Indian King: Peter Williamson in America and Britain (2018), examines the life of an indentured servant and soldier who claimed to have endured Indian captivity in North America during the era of the Seven Years' War. It was awarded the 2019 Frank Watson Prize for best book in Scottish history by the Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph.

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