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Interview with Dr. Brad Wood, History

This video is part of a series used in the online section of VTS 200 Introduction to Veterans Studies, taught exclusively at Eastern Kentucky University. Click here to take the first step in earning a Minor or Certificate in Veterans Studies.


Dr. Bradford J. Wood is a Professor of History at EKU. He has taught courses about Early America, the Atlantic World, the British Empire, and related topics since 2000.  During the 1999-2000 school year has was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Knox College.  In 1999 he received his doctorate at the Johns Hopkins University where his dissertation was supervised by Jack P. Greene.  He also holds an M.A. from Johns Hopkins, an M.A. from Michigan State, and a B.A. from Wake Forest.

Dr. Wood is the author of This Remote Part of the World: Regional Formation in Lower Cape Fear, North Carolina, 1725-1775, which was published in 2004.  This Remote Part of the World won the inaugural Hines Prize and the Clarendon Award for outstanding contributions to the study of the region’s history. With Michelle LeMaster, he is co-editor of Creating and Contesting Carolina: Proprietary Era Histories, which was published in 2013.  He has also published articles on the Carolinas during the eighteenth century and many book reviews.  Dr. Wood is in the later stages of editing a documentary edition of the letters of North Carolina merchant and planter, James Murray.

He also teaches VTS 350: War and American Society, a course in the Veterans Studies Minor and Certificate Program.


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