Benjamin Anderson

Thesis title: The Loyalists of Vermont and the Northern Borderland, 1749-1791

Background

I graduated from the University of Stirling in 2016, achieving the Scott Reid Memorial Prize and the Robert and Margaret McKean Prize for my dissertation on British reactions to the expulsion of Germans from Eastern Europe after the Second World War. I then graduated with a Master of Letters from the University of St. Andrews in 2017.

My research considers Loyalism in Vermont and the northern borderland during the American Revolution through to the state's admission to the union in 1791. It will attempt to produce a comparative study of Loyalism in the Vermont region with Loyalist communities in the southern backcountry and southern borderland and also demonstrate the complex and fluid nature of allegiance during the American Revolutionary War. 

To learn more about Vermont history or to just have a general chat about things you can find me on Twitter: @Ben_Anderson44

Qualifications

First Class Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History

Master of Letters with Merit in Modern History

Research summary

My research interests are primarily:

Loyalism in the American Revolution

History of Vermont

Reintegration of an enemy into post-war society

I also dabble in European History in my spare time: including the 'Long Nineteenth Century,' the rise of fascism and authoritarianism, and genocide in Europe throughout the twentieth century.