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Matthew Hollis

B.A., History, Washington College, 2008
M.A., History, Salisbury University, 2011

U.S.: Early American/American Revolution and Early Republic


Matthew Hollis

Advisor: Professor Robert G. Parkinson

My archival and academic experiences on Maryland's Eastern Shore have led me to a variety of documents concerning the political intrigue and maneuvering within the Northern Department during the American Revolution. My current research interests involve the distribution of supplies to the Northern Department during the Revolutionary War, and how these transactions changed the nature of power-relations, military patronage, and ideology within the newly independent American states. I am also interested in the ideological and economic impact of the American and Haitian Revolutions on the British Caribbean, Canada, and continental slave societies.


  • (Fall 2014-) Co-Coordinator, Upstate Early American History Workshop, Binghamton University
  • (Fall 2014-Spring 2015) President of Graduate Historical Society
  • (Fall 2013-) Teaching Assistant, Binghamton University
  • (Spring 2013) Adjunct Instructor, Wor-Wic Community College
  • (2011-2013) Adjunct Instructor, Salisbury University
  • (2011)Archival Assistant, Nabb Research Center at Salisbury University
  • (2009-2011) Graduate Assistant, Nabb Research Center at Salisbury University


  • Ranzan, David and Matthew Hollis, eds. Hero of Fort Schuyler: Selected Revolutionary War Correspondence of Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort, Jr. McFarland Press, Forthcoming.  
  • "Review of Thomas Allen, Tories: Fighting For the King in America's First Civil War. "International Social Science Review, Vol. 87, No. 3-4 (Fall 2012).
  • "Lancets, Scarificators and Galli-pots: Early Chirurgy and Chirurgeons on the Eastern Shore. "Shoreline, Vol.19, No. 3 (Jul. 2012), 16-19.
  • "Read All About It: Newspapers as Reflections on Local History. "Shoreline, Vol. 17, No.6 (Jun.-Jul. 2010), 8-10.

Last Updated: 8/12/16