Professor Milford is an historian of colonial and early national
North America. He studied at Duke and Harvard universities.
His research has concentrated on political change and cultural
aspiration in the late 18th century. For an example of his work,
please see The Gardiners of
Massachusetts: Provincial Ambition and the British-American
Career (University Press of New England, 2005). He is currently
studying how Latin American unrest and the geopolitics of the
Napoleonic era affected Anglo-American relations and conceptions of
Prof. Milford teaches an honors section of the history core
every year – and sometimes twice a year. He also offers
courses on colonial and revolutionary America, the law and its
practice in American history, and the confrontation of Europeans
and Amerindians. He advises the St. John’s chapter of
Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.