Timothy A. Milford

Associate Professor
Ph.D., History of American Civilization, Harvard University, 1999A.B., History, Duke University, summa cum laude, 1992

Professor Milford is an historian of colonial and early national North America. 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 empire.


  • Colonial America
  • Indians and Europeans in Early America
  • Law in American History
  • The United States:  The Revolutionary Age
  • The United States:  From Colonial Times to the Civil War


  • Colonial America, the 17th Century
  • Colonial America, the 18th Century
  • The American Revolution