Daniel J. Tortora

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Duke. I am writing my dissertation on the Anglo-Cherokee War of 1759-1762, fought in the mountains of Tennessee, North and South Carolina. An early Americanist by trade, my supporting fields are American Indian History and Atlantic World slavery. My larger interests lie in “frontiers,” racial conflict, and the American South. I also do a bit of evangelical history,
having recently published some work on presbyterianism in mid-eighteenth
century Charleston, SC. My educational background is as follows:

Ph.D. candidate, Duke University
M.A. University of South Carolina
B.A. Geology, History, Washington and Lee University

I will focus my postings on subjects like the Anglo-Cherokee War, Native American conflicts in the Southeast, Slave rebellions, and the French and Indian War.