T. Cole Jones
Dr. T. Cole Jones joins Purdue University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History. He received his Ph.D. in early American history from the Johns Hopkins University in 2014 and a B.A. in history from Duke University in 2006. His scholarship focuses on the role of violence in the social and political transformations of the revolutionary era. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled, Captives of Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Radicalization of the American Revolution. This study explores how Americans addressed the problems of capturing, confining, and eventually releasing political and military prisoners during the Revolutionary War. In addition to his current book project, Jones has published articles in the New England Quarterly, the Journal of the Early Republic, and Common-Place. His research has been supported by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the American Antiquarian Society, the United States Army Center of Military History, and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, amongst other funding agencies. During the 2015-16 academic year, he will be on leave as a National Endowment of the Humanities fellow at the New-York Historical Society.