Gottschalk Hall 102C
Daniel Krebs (curriculum vitae), originally from Germany, joined the History Department as Assistant Professor in 2007. He specializes in colonial & revolutionary American and military history.
His research focuses on the question of how warfare shaped colonial and revolutionary America and the Atlantic world. In particular, he studies the daily life of common German prisoners of war during the American War of Independence. His book, entitled A Generous and Merciful Enemy: Life for German Prisoners of War during the American Revolution, will appear with Oklahoma University Press in April 2013. Most recently, he 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):
Periodically, he takes students on staff rides to the Civil War battlefield in Perryville, KY. Here are a few pictures from these field trips: