James Alexander (Alec) Dun, Princeton University

Assistant Professor Princeton, New Jersey jamesdun@princeton.edu Office: (609) 258-7473

Bio/Research

James Alexander (“Alec”) Dun is an early American historian. His scholarly interests—in race and identity, radicalism and revolution, slavery and antislavery—lead him to focus particularly on the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in America. Those same interests, however, widen the bounda...

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Bio/Research

James Alexander (“Alec”) Dun is an early American historian. His scholarly interests—in race and identity, radicalism and revolution, slavery and antislavery—lead him to focus particularly on the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in America. Those same interests, however, widen the boundaries of this “America” to include the Caribbean and, in some ways, the greater Atlantic basin as a whole.

Professor Dun received his B.A. from Amherst College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton. His first book, Dangerous Neighbors: Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America, explores the meanings Americans gave to the events in Saint Domingue/Haiti and the uses they put them to in order to parse the changing ways various American groups imagined their own nation, its Revolution, and its racial future.


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