T. Cole Jones

T. Cole Jones

Assistant Professor // History

Office Information

Office: UNIV 222
Office Phone: 765-496-2796
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Mon. and Wed. 1:30-2:30
E-mail: colejones@purdue.edu


Curriculum Vitae:   T. Cole Jones



Colonial and Revolutionary America, the Atlantic World, the Cultural History of Violence, War and Society

T. Cole Jones received his Ph.D. in early American history from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in history from Duke University. His first book, Captives of Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Politics of Vengeance in the American Revolution, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press Early American Studies Series in 2019. By examining American treatment of enemy prisoners, this study reveals the factors that coalesced to transform a war for independence into a revolutionary struggle.

Jones has published articles in the New England Quarterly, the Journal of the Early Republic, the Journal of Military History, and Common-Place. He contributed a chapter to Glenn Moots and Philip Hamilton eds., Justifying Revolution: Law, Virtue, and Violence in the American War of Independence (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018). Jones’s research has been supported by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the United States Army Center of Military History, and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, among others. Prior to coming to Purdue, he was the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society and the National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the New-York Historical Society. Jones’s next book, Loyalist Rising: The Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, is under contract with Westholme Press. In addition to this project, he is currently at work on a study of the western theater of the American Revolutionary War provisionally entitled, Patrick Henry's War: The Struggle for Empire in the Revolutionary West.

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