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Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor is Thomas Jefferson Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of many acclaimed books in early American history and has twice been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History. His most recent book, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832, won the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Awards

Books by Alan Taylor

  1. Book CoverAmerican Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804


    “Excellent . . . deserves high praise. Mr. Taylor conveys this sprawling continental history with economy, clarity, and vividness.”—Brendan Simms, Wall Street JournalMore

  2. Book CoverThe Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832


    Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

    "Impressively researched and beautifully crafted…a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution." —Mark M. Smith, Wall Street JournalMore