During the 2018-2019 academic year, Prof. Mandell will be Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri. The Kinder Institute is an interdisciplinary center run by the history and political science departments with the mission of “reinvigorating civic education for the twenty-first century.” During his year at the Kinder, Prof. Mandell will participate in the Institute’s many programs and begin a study of the evolving conundrum between individual and collective rights in the United States as highlighted by the history of Native American policies and laws.
|Office: McClain Hall 228
Department of History
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501
|Daniel Mandell has been on the Truman faculty since 1999, teaching early America, Native American history, and the history of American law. His current research project, The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600-1880 (described here), for which he was on sabbatical in 2015-2016, is slated to be published by Johns Hopkins University Press, hopefully in early 2019.
In 2016, Prof. Mandell received the award for Distinguished Literary Achievement from the Missouri Humanities Council in recognition of his many publications on Native Americans in New England between 1600 and 1900. His most recent book, King Philip’s War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), written for general readers and college survey classes, was named an “Outstanding Academic Title” by the American Library Association’s Choice magazine. His previous publication, Tribe, Race, History: Native Americans in Southern New England, 1780-1880 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), was given the inaugural Lawrence Levine Award in 2008 by the Organization of American Historians for the best book on American cultural history. He has also written King Philip’s War: The Conflict Over New England (Chelsea House Publications, 2007); the Northern and Western New England Treaties and Southern New England Treaties volumes (nos. 19 and 20) in the series Early American Indian Documents: Treaties and Laws (University Press of America, 2003); and Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts (University of Nebraska Press, 1996). Prof. Mandell has also published various articles in edited collections, encyclopedias, and journals including the Journal of American History and the William and Mary Quarterly.
Mandell received his doctorate and masters degrees in History from the University of Virginia. He also received a masters degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a bachelors degree in History from Humboldt State University, California. He has received research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Truman State University, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, American Antiquarian Society, Old Sturbridge Village, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; he has also been a short-term research fellow at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. He is an elected member of: the American Antiquarian Society, a scholarly society and research library over 200 years old that holds the largest collection of materials printed in North America through 1876; the Massachusetts Historical Society, the oldest historical preservation and research society in the United States; and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.