Grant Stanton

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Works in Progress Series CoordinatorPh.D. Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania

Grant E. Stanton is a doctoral candidate whose research interests range widely across the landscape of early modern American (pre-1865) and Atlantic history. His work has been accepted for publication in popular and academic journals, including Early American Studies, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post. His dissertation studies the place of insults in structuring eighteenth-century Americans' moral world, as well as a deliciously irreverent lens for understanding the many crises brought to light in the American Revolution -- particularly those surrounding free speech, and the emergent notion that all human beings, qua human beings, have innate moral dignity. Grant's dissertation studies the birth of formal Black politics in the American Revolution, including the central role Black colonists played in effecting the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts

Read more about Stanton on his Department of History bio page.