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Stephen Saunders Webb

Stephen Saunders Webb

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542A Eggers Hall

Stephen Saunders Webb

Professor Emeritus, History Department

Maxwell Professor Emeritus, History and Social Science

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965


Early America, Anglo-American social and political, Native American

Research Interests

Early American and Anglo-American history, The Governors-General: The Atlantic World in 17th and 18th Centuries, The Iroquois (Hodenosaunee)

Research Grant Awards and Projects

Royal Historical Society, 1994-
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1982-83
National Endowment for the Humanities, 1971-72, 1978
Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard College, 1971-72 & 1974-75
Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1965-68  


Lord Churchill's Coup The Anglo-American Empire and the Glorious Revolution Reconsidered (New York, 1995).
The Governors-General The English Army and the Definition of the Empire, 1569-1681 (Chapel Hill, 1979, 1987).
1676 The End of American Independence (New York, 1984; Cambridge, MA, 1985; Library of Congress Talking Books, 1986; Syracuse, 1995).
"Army and Empire English Garrison Government in Britain and America, 1569 to 1763," The William and Mary Quarterly, XXXIV (1977), pp. 1-31. Reprinted in James Kirby Martin, ed., Interpreting Colonial America, Harper & Row, (1978), pp. 222-40.
"'Brave Men and Servants to His Royal Highness': The Household of James Stuart in the Evolution of English Imperialism," Perspectives in American History, VII (1974),
pp. 55-80.
"William Blathwayt, Imperial Fixer: Muddling Through to Empire, 1689-1717," The William and Mary Quarterly, XXVI (1969), pp. 373-415.
"William Blathwayt, Imperial Fixer: From Popish Plot to Glorious Revolution," The William and Mary Quarterly, XXV (1968), pp. 3-21.
"The Strange Career of Francis Nicholson," The William and Mary Quarterly, XXIII (1966), pp. 513-648.  

Previous Teaching Appointments

Maxwell Professor of History and Social Science, 1999-
Professor of History, Syracuse University, 1979-
Associate Professor of History, Syracuse University, 1968-79
Assistant Professor of History, College of William and Mary, 1965-68
Assistant Professor of History, St. Lawrence University, 1964-65