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Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor is Thomas Jefferson Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of American Revolutions and other acclaimed works, and has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for History. His book, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832, won the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and Davis, California.


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

  3. Book CoverThomas Jefferson's Education

    From the Pulitzer Prize– winning historian, a brilliant, absorbing study of Jefferson and his campaign to save Virginia through education.More