A.B., Princeton University, 1983
M.Sc., University of Edinburgh, 1987
M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1988
Ph.D., ibid., 1993
HIST 405: History of Early America
HIST 605/805: Revolutionary America
HIST 797: Senior Colloquium (Anglo-American Right to Bear Arms)
HIST 939: Graduate Readings in Early American History
HIST 949: Graduate Colloquium on the World of the American Revolution
HIST 949: Graduate Colloquium on the British Atlantic, 1500-1800
HIST 989: Graduate Research Seminar in Early American History
Fields of Research
Colonial America, the American Revolution, and the early modern Atlantic world
Eliga Gould is professor of history and chair of the History Department. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the history of early America, with a particular emphasis on the American Revolution, broadly conceived. He also offers classes in Atlantic history, the history of European expansion, and the Anglo-American right to bear arms.
Professor Gould's most recent book is Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire (2012; paperback, 2014). Named a Library Journal Best Book of the Year, it received the SHEAR Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and was a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize. A Japanese-language edition is scheduled for publication in 2016.
Professor Gould's other books include Empire and Nation: The American Revolution and the Atlantic World (2005), co-edited with Peter Onuf, and The Persistence of Empire: British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution (2000), which won the Jamestown Prize from the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. He has published numerous articles and essays, notably "Entangled Histories, Entangled Worlds: The English-Speaking Atlantic as a Spanish Periphery," American Historical Review (2007), and "Zones of Law, Zones of Violence: The Legal Geography of the British Atlantic, circa 1772," William and Mary Quarterly (2003), which received the American Society of Legal History's Sutherland Prize.
Professor Gould is currently writing a short book, The World of the American Revolution, for a series with Princeton University Press on the global dimensions of U.S. history. He is in the early stages of two major new book projects. One will be a hemispheric history of the peace treaty that partitioned North America at the end the American Revolutionary War (listen to a discussion on iTunes), the other is about the Monroe Doctrine.