Dr. Nathan Kozuskanich
Areas of Specialization:
Colonial and Revolutionary United States
Revolutionary America, Pennsylvania before 1800, the Second Amendment, Masculinity and the Militia
Current & Future Research:
Arms and the Men: Masculinity and the Militia in the Early Republic (proposed book manuscript/SSHRC grant)
Assistant Editor, The John Dickinson Writings Project,http://dickinsonproject.rch.uky.edu/
Benjamin Franklin: American Founder, Atlantic Citizen. Routledge, 2014.
(with Saul Cornell, eds.) The Second Amendment on Trial: Critical Essays on District of Columbia v. Heller. University of Massachusetts Press, 2013.
“Rethinking Originalism: Bearing Arms and Armed Resistance in Pennsylvania,”American Journal of Legal History 56 (Winter 2016): 1-14.
“'Falling Under the Domination Totally of Presbyterians:' The Paxton Riots and the Coming of the Revolution in Pennsylvania” in William Pencak, ed., Pennsylvania's Revolution (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010), 7- 35.
(with Jane Calvert) “Brief of Historians on Early American Legal, Constitutional and Pennsylvania History as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent City of Chicago,” McDonald v. City of Chicago (No. 08-1521).
“Originalism in a Digital Age,” Journal of the Early Republic 29 (Winter 2009): 585- 606.
“Originalism, History, and the Second Amendment: What Did Bearing Arms Really Mean to the Founders?” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 10 (2008): 413-446.
“Defending Themselves: The Original Understanding of the Right to Bear Arms” Rutgers Law Journal 39 (2008): 1041-1070.
Graduate Major Research Paper Supervisions:
Lauren Edwards, A Union Through Chains: Slavery and Meanings of the United States Constitution (2016)
Rachel Loewen, “No officer . . . will forget that the soldier is like himself a man” : American Citizen-Soldiers in a Democratizing Nation, 1812-1815 (2016)
Lesley Kimewon, Kina dnwendagnag miigsaabiigan miinwaa niizhswasebboon gii miigaading, Wampum belts: all my relations and the Seven Years' War (2016)
Peter Brath, “A luxurious, lazy, idle, and effeminate people”: manhood, property, and race in Trustee Georgia, 1731-1752 (2014)