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Jonathan Lande

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Assistant Professor (American Civil War) 


Jonathan Lande earned his Ph.D. at Brown University in 2018. His dissertation won the Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize from the Society of American Historians and the Cromwell Dissertation Prize from the American Society for Legal History.  

Before joining Purdue, he taught at Weber State University, and he was the Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellow at the New York Historical Society and the New School and the Brown-Tougaloo Exchange Faculty Fellow at Tougaloo College. He teaches courses in American history and, for his pedagogy, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching from Brown University.  

Lande is currently completing a manuscript exploring the desertions and mutinies of formerly enslaved men in the Union Army and their trials in the military justice system during the Civil War.