Eileen Ka-May Cheng

BA, Harvard University. MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University. Special interest in early American history, with an emphasis on the American Revolution and the early American republic; European and American intellectual history; and historiography. Author of The Plain and Noble Garb of Truth: Nationalism and Impartiality in American Historical Writing, 1784-1860; author of articles and book reviews for History and Theory, Journal of American History, Reviews in American History, and Journal of the Early Republic. SLC, 1999–

Courses taught in History

Courses from previous years

2013-2014
  • First-Year Studies: Inventing America: Cultural Encounters and American Identity, 1607-1877
  • The American Revolution and Its Legacy: From British to American Nationalism
2012-2013
  • America in the Historical Imagination: American and European Perceptions of the ‘New World’
  • The ‘Losers’: Dissent and the Legacy of Defeat in American Politics From the American Revolution to the Civil War
2011-2012
  • “Mystic Chords of Memory”: Myth, Tradition, and the Making of American Nationalism
  • The American Revolution and Its Legacy: From British to American Nationalism

Courses taught in Women's History Program

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