Taylor, Alan



Lynn Friedman

Alan Taylor is a professor at the University of California at Davis.  The Civil War of 1812, featured in his Rorotoko interview, is his sixth book.  His William Cooper’s Town won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for American history—in addition to the Bancroft and Beveridge prizes.  Of his other books, American Colonies won the 2001 Gold Medal for Non-Fiction from the Commonwealth Club of California, and The Divided Ground won the 2007 Society for Historians of the Early Republic book prize as well as the 2004-7 Society of the Cincinnati triennial book prize.  Recipient of numerous teaching awards, Alan Taylor is active in the History Project at UC Davis, which provides curriculum support for K-12 teachers in history and social studies.  He is also a contributing editor for The New Republic.

On Rorotoko:

On his book The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies
(Our Cover Feature of November 14, 2010)