Vaughn Scribner, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
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investigates early American history in a global context, specifically striving
to understand how early modern Britons sought to define (and redefine) their
positions in the empire.
I am currently at work on two books. Inn Civility: Urban Taverns and
the Negotiation of Early American Civil Society (under contract with NYU Press), analyzes early Americans' mercurial attempts at realizing a "civil society" through the lens of the urban tavern, while Merpeople: A Human History (under contract with Reaktion Books) uses humanity's long-held obsession with merpeople to gain a deeper understanding of one of the most mysterious, capricious, and dangerous creatures on earth: humans