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Daniel Krebs


      Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

      Gottschalk Hall 102C

      Phone: (502) 852-4368

      Fax: (502) 852-0770


Daniel Krebs (curriculum vitae), originally from Germany, joined the History Department in 2007. He specializes in military history and colonial & revolutionary American history.

His research focuses on the question of how warfare shaped colonial and revolutionary America and the Atlantic world. His first book, entitled A Generous and Merciful Enemy: Life for German Prisoners of War during the American Revolution (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013), studies the daily life of common German prisoners of war during the American War of Independence. Recently, he also  published an article in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of Military History entitled "Useful Enemies: The Treatment of German Prisoners of War During the American War of Independence."

He earned his Ph.D. from Emory University in 2007. In Spring 2010, he was Donald L. Saunders Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, R.I. His dissertation was awarded the 2008 Parker-Schmitt Dissertation Award for the Best Dissertation in European History by the European History Section of the Southern Historical Association. In 2005 - 2006, he was the Society of the Cincinnati and Friends of the MCEAS Dissertation Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

He teaches (click for sample syllabi of past courses):

Colonial America, 1500 to 1763

The Era of the American Revolution, 1754 to 1815

Studies in Western and American Military History since the Late Middle Ages

American and U.S. Military History, 1600 to 2010

Early American History, to 1877

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