Professor of History
|Daniel Mandell has been on the Truman faculty since 1999, teaching early America, Native American history, and the history of American law.During the 2012-2013 academic year, Prof. Mandell will be a resident scholar at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, one of the oldest research libraries in the U.S. He will also be a visiting scholar at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world’s foremost centers for theoretical science and humanities research. His project, which began with his Truman sabbatical in 2007, is a study of “The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600-1880.”
Mandell’s 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.
Prof.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 is an elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the oldest historical preservation and research society in the United States, and an elected non-resident member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.