Sam Fisher researches, teaches, and writes about colonial America, early modern Britain and Ireland, and the connections between them. His work focuses on the experiences of Irish and Scottish Gaelic and American Indigenous peoples. His forthcoming book, Inclusive Empire, Exclusionary Patriots: Empire, Diversity, and Revolution in Ireland, Scotland and America (Oxford University Press), offers a new explanation of the origins of the American Revolution. The project draws on Irish- and Scots-Gaelic language and Native American sources to show how colonized peoples tried to reshape empires in their own image, and how their partial success convinced American colonists to leave the British empire. He is also co-editor of a forthcoming anthology of Irish-language poetry in historical context, Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior, with Wake Forest University Press. He is currently working on a project comparing the 1641 Irish Rebellion and King Philip’s War.
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