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Colin Morris, Ph.D.



Colin Morris is Professor of History.  He earned his B.A. in American Studies from the University of Manchester (U.K.) and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Rochester, where he studied with Christopher Lasch.  Professor Morris has published articles and reviews on early American conceptions of identity. His current projects explore the individual in relation to the natural environment in early American writing.  His courses at Manhattanville include American Voices, American Places (I: Cities on a Hill and II: Frontier Nation), The American Civil War, Reconstruction and the New South, The Salem Witch Trials, Early America, Civil War Writers, History of New York City, American Transcendentalism, The Gilded Age in America and The Mississippi. Prof. Morris serves as the current chair of the Department of History and is the Director of the American Studies Program.