Bruce Daniels


Bruce Daniels Title: Professor, Senior Scholar, Fellow, United College

U.S. history from 1607 to Present (surveys)

Western Civilization (surveys)

Colonial America (undergraduate senior course)

Early National Period of U.S. (undergraduate senior course)

Social History of U.S., 1607 to Present (undergraduate senior course)

Historical Methods (undergraduate honours course)

Senior Seminar for Research paper

Comparative History of Popular Culture in Canada and the U.S. (undergraduate senior course)

History of Sports and Recreation in the U.S. (undergraduate on-line course)

History of Religion in the U.S. (undergraduate on-line course)

Colonial America (graduate seminar)

Colonial New England (graduate seminar)

Historical Methodology (graduate seminar)

The Dispossessed in American History (course taught to High School Students)

U.S. Presidents and the Presidency (course taught to senior citizens)

Research Interests:

U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary history; Puritanism and colonial New England; History of Towns and of Local Government; Wealth Distribution and Economic Development; International Views of American Society; and Comparative Colonial Development

Professional Employment:
Peace Corps Volunteer, Bihar, India, 1964-65

University of Connecticut at Hartford, Lecturer, summer, 1969

University of Winnipeg, Assistant Prof., 1970-76; Associate Prof., 1976-81; Prof., 1981-2001; Adjunct Prof., 2001-2004; Senior Scholar, 2011-present

Wilfred Laurier University, Visiting Professor, summer, 1976

Popular Culture Center, Bowling Green State University, Visiting Professor, spring semester, 1987

University of Manitoba, Joint Appointment 1990-2001

Salzburg Institute, Austria, International Faculty Member, 1990-present

Duke University, Distinguished Fulbright Professor, spring semester, 1993

Connecticut College, Visiting Professor, summer, 2001

Texas Tech University, Professor and Chair, 2001-2005

Moscow State University, Russia, Nicolai Sivachev Fulbright Chair, spring semester, 2005

University of Texas at San Antonio, Gilbert Denman Endowed Chair of American History, 2005-2011


BOOKS Published
New England Nation: The Country the Puritans Built (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2012)

Living with Stalin’s Ghost: A Fulbright Memoir of Moscow and the New Russia (Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, Yale University, 2008)

Puritans at Play: Tenth Anniversary Edition (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2005)

(ed. with Sheila Skemp), The Colonial Metamorphoses in Rhode Island: A Study of Institutions in Change  (Univ. Press of New England, 2000)

Puritans at Play: Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England (St. Martin's Press, scholarly and trade editions, 1995; paperback edition, 1996;) and ( MacMillan Co., English edition, 1996)

The Fragmentation of New England: Comparative Perspectives on Economic, Political, and Social Divisions in the Eighteenth Century (Greenwood Press, 1988)

(ed.), Power and Status: Office-holding in Colonial America (Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1986)

Dissent and Conformity on Narragansett Bay: The Colonial Rhode Island Town (Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1983) 

The Connecticut Town: Growth and Development (Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1979; paper editions by Wesleyan, Columbia Univ. Press, Harper and Row, Univ. Press of New England)

(ed.), Town and County: Essays on the Structure of Local Government in the American Colonies (Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1978)

Connecticut's First Family: William Pitkin and His Connections (Pequot Press of Boston Globe for the Connecticut Revolutionary Bicentennial Commission, 1975)