LIBERTY! The American Revolution enlisted some of the world's finest scholars of the period to help create the series. Some of those who will appear on LIBERTY! are:

George Abrams
George Abrams specializes in the history of Native Americans.
Bernard Bailyn
Bernard Bailyn
Bernard Bailyn, a scholar at Harvard since 1949, whose works include The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, which won the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes in 1968; Voyagers to the West, which won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Saloutos Award of the Immigration History Society, and distinguished book awards from the Society of Colonial Wars and the Society of the Cincinnati; and the two-volume The Debate on the Constitution.
Carol Berkin
Carol Berkin has been the recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Association of University Women, the NEH, and the American Antiquarian Society. Her most recent book is First Generations: Women in Colonial America.
Jeremy Black
Jeremy Black has taught since 1980 at the University of Durham, where he is also Director of the Research Foundation and Society of Fellows. He has published widely on the subject of British foreign relations in the eighteenth century, and his eighteen books include Convergence or Divergence? Britain and the Continent, and European Warfare 1660-1815.
Colin Bonwick
Colin Bonwick has taught at Keele University in England (where he is Professor of American History) since 1964 and at other universities in Britain and the United States. He has written extensively on the British and American sides of the Revolution and has published a general study under the title The American Revolution. He is writing a political biography of Thomas Jefferson and is particularly interested in the early American republic as a potential model for the European Union.<
Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown, a former Rhodes Scholar, studied history at Yale and received a Doctorate from Oxford University. He has been Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and served as a policy advisor to the United States Department of the Treasury under Secretary Ronald K. Noble.
Dave Edmunds
Dave Edmunds, a scholar of Native American history, teaches at Indiana University. His book, The Shawnee Prophet, was awarded the Ohioana Prize for Biography, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Named Honorary Tribal Historian for the Citizen Band Potawatomi Tribe, he has also been a recipient of fellowships from the Ford and Guggenheim Foundations, and winner of the Parkman and Alfred Heggoy Prizes.
Sylvia Frey
Sylvia Frey
Sylvia Frey is the author of Water from the Rock: Black Resistance in a Revolutionary Age and The British Soldier in America: A Social History of Military Life in the Revolutionary Period. She is co-author of a forthcoming book, Come Shouting to Zion: African American Protestantism in the American South and British Caribbean to 1830. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical Society.
Jack P. Greene
Jack P. Greene has written widely about colonial British and Revolutionary America. His recent books include The Intellectual Construction of America: Exceptionalism and Identity, Negotiated Authorities: Essays in Colonial Political and Constitutional History, and Understanding the American Revolution: Issues and Actors.
Jim Haskett
Jim Haskett was for 29 years Chief Historian of Colonial National Historical Park, where he was responsible for the identification, preservation and interpretation of a wide range of cultural sites including most of Jamestown Island, 4,500 acres in and around Yorktown and the 23-mile Colonial Parkway connecting them.
Don Higginbotham
Don Higginbotham is Dowd Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He holds AB and MA degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. from Duke University. His books include Daniel Morgan: Revolutionary Rifleman, The War of American Independence, and George Washington and the American Military Tradition. He has served as president of the Southern Historical Association and the Society for Historians of the Early Republic.
Ron Hoffman
Ron Hoffman is Director of the Institute of Early American History and Culture, and has taught history at the College of William and Mary and University of Maryland. His honors include the E. Harold Hugo Memorial Book Prize, and fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Maryland Committee for the Humanities and Public Policy, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and the NEH.
John Keegan
Since 1960, John Keegan has been Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He is the author of several books, including World Armies, Who's Who in Military History (co-authored with Andrew Wheatcroft), the classic best-seller The Face of Battle, and The Nature of War (with Joseph Darracott).
Claude-Anne Lopez
Claude-Anne Lopez's four books include le Sceptre et la Foudre: Franklin en France (1776-1785), and The Private Franklin: The Man and his Family, which received the Frank Luther Mott Award in Journalism, the Colonial Dames Award and the Lawrence Winship Prize of The Boston Globe for best book on New England. She is a former Guggenheim Fellow and Rockefeller Villa Serbelloni Resident, and has won the Hamer Award of the Society of American Archivists. She is currently research associate at the Department of History at Yale University.
Piers Mackesy
Piers Mackesy is currently Fellow of the British Academy, and Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. He was Harkness Fellow at Harvard University, 1953-4. His books include The War for America: 1775-83, (originally published in 1964, and republished in paperback in 1993), and British Victory in Egypt, 1801: the End of Napoleon's Conquest, which was awarded the Templer Medal. He has served on the Councils of the Institute for Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, VA); the National Army Museum (London); and of the Society for Army Historical Research (London).
Pauline Maier
Pauline Maier
Pauline Maier has taught history at Harvard University, University of Massachusetts, University of Wisconsin, Yale University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A former Fulbright Scholar, she has also held fellowships from the NEH and the Guggenheim Foundation. She has written numerous articles for scholarly publications on the early republic and radicalism in colonial America, and is a contributor to New York Times Book Review. Maier's newest book is American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence.
George C. Neumann
George C. Neumann has authored several books on the subject of revolutionary weaponry. A businessman but equally a historian by avocation, he is a past commander of the Brigade of the American Revolution, fellow of the Company of Military Historians and a writer whose articles have appeared in every major publication devoted to arms and history. His collection of revolutionary weaponry, one of the most extensive in existence, is now in the hands of the Valley Forge Museum.
Nicholas Rodger
Nicholas Rodger was formerly an official of the Public Record Office (the British National Archives), and is now Anderson Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum, as well as lecturer at Exeter University. He is the author of A Naval History of Britain: Vol. I, The Safeguard of the Sea, the best-selling The Wooden World: An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy and The Admiralty, which was chosen by the United States Naval Institute as one of the best books of the 1980's. He has contributed prize-winning papers on naval history to journals in the United States, Britain, France and the Netherlands.
John Shy
John Shy has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Guggenheim Foundation. Shy has been Fulbright Professor at University of London, Harmsworth Professor of American History at University of Oxford, and Richard H. Hudson Research Professor at University of Michigan.
Richard Norton Smith
Richard Norton Smith
Richard Norton Smith is a noted consultant on issues related to American history and the presidency. He has authored several biographies and historical works which combine extensive archival research with a popular style. A consultant to the planners of the Nixon, Reagan and Bush libraries, his current book-in-progress is a biography of Robert R. McCormick, the publisher and editor of the Chicago Tribune for over forty years.
Bernard Vincent
Bernard Vincent
Bernard Vincent is the author of many publications, including books on the American revolutionary period, and on Thomas Paine, including Thomas Paine ou la religion de la libert (1987). He is currently writing about the Amistad Mutiny (1839) and preparing a volume on the diplomacy of Louis XVI.
Margaret Washington
Margaret Washington teaches African-American history and culture at Cornell University. Her numerous publications include writings on Gullah culture and Sojourner Truth, about whom she is currently writing a biography. Her awards include a NEH Fellowship for University Teachers and the Sierra Prize, given by the Western Association of Women Historians.
George F. Will
George F. Will's newspaper column has been syndicated by the Washington Post since 1974. A regular contributing editor to Newsweek, he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1977 for commentary in his newspaper columns. In addition to five collections of his columns which have been published in book form, Mr. Will has published three books of political theory including, Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and The Recovery of Deliberative Democracy (1992), as well as a volume on baseball: Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball (1990).
Gordon S. Wood
Gordon S. Wood
Gordon S. Wood taught at Cambridge University, University of Michigan, Harvard University, and the College of William and Mary. He is currently teaching at Brown University. His awards include the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award, the Douglass Adair Award, the Bancroft Prize, and fellowships from the Institute of Early American History and Culture, the NEH, the National Humanities Institute, and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Michael Zuckert
Michael Zuckert, Lead Research Consultant for LIBERTY!, has taught at Cornell University and Claremont College, and is currently Dorothy and Edward Congdon Professor of Political Science at Carleton College, where he specializes in political philosophy and theory and American constitutional law. He is the author of Natural Rights and the New Republicanism, and worked on "Mr. Adams and Mr. Jefferson," a nine-part radio series based on their correspondence.

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