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William Anthony Hay

William Anthony Hay is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the College of Arts & Sciences Institute for the Humanities at Mississippi State. He specializes in British History and International Relations since the eighteenth century. Students looking to pursue graduate work in those fields are encouraged to contact him directly. Elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2009, Hay is a past-president of the Southern Conference on British Studies. Along with research grants from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and the Earhart Foundation, he has held fellowships at the Lewis Walpole Library and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University and the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Hay recently completed a biography of Robert Banks Jenkinson, Second Earl of Liverpool, Britain’s prime minister from 1812 to 1827. His first book The Whig Revival, 1808-1830 (Palgrave: 2005) examines the political realignment that brought the Whigs to power in 1830 through an alliance with provincial interests. In 2009, he published a volume on Walter Bagehot, the 19th century theorist, political writer, and editor of the Economist, as a volume in Pickering and Chatto’s Victorian Political Lives series. A new project directs Hay’s focus across the Atlantic to explore British strategy and policy during the American Revolution. His research focuses on the experiences of Thomas Gage, Sir William Howe, John Burgoyne, Sir Henry Clinton, and Lord Cornwallis as case studies in command. Recovering their perspectives and decision-making illuminate how Britain fought the war for America and why its armies fell short of victory. Hay writes regularly for publications including the Wall Street Journal, National Interest and Literary Review. Before coming to Mississippi State, Hay directed a program on European politics and U.S. foreign policy at Foreign Policy Research Institute ( Hay has been book review editor (2001-6) associate editor (2007-9) for the quarterly journal Orbis and currently served on its editorial board. He previously worked with the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs. [Taken from]

William Anthony Hay: Hay – Federalists and Democratic Republicans: The Founders on Faction and the Emergence of Parties

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