Patrick Griffin

Portrait of Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin is the Madden-Hennebry Professor of History and chair of the history department at the University of Notre Dame. His work explores the intersection of colonial American and early modern Irish and British history, including the movement of peoples and cultures across the Atlantic Ocean, the process of adaptation, colonization and violence, revolution and rebellion, and the ways Ireland, Britain, and America were linked, and differed, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He is the author of The People with No Name: Ireland's Ulster Scots, America's Scots Irish, and the Creation of a British Atlantic World, 1689–1764 (2001), American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier (2007), and America's Revolution (2012). He is currently working on two projects: a study of George and Charles Townshend, British brothers who initiated imperial reforms on the eve of the American Revolution and in the years before Irish parliamentary independence, and a new study of the age of Atlantic revolutions.

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