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Peter Van Cleave

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography

Peter Van Cleave is lecturer of history in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies. His teaching areas include early American history, the American Revolution, the Early American Republic, Immigration and Ethnicity. Along with those, his more specific research areas include the Atlantic World, the Dutch-American Atlantic, the Age of Revolutions and the American Revolution, the political and religious history of the Early American Republic, and religious tolerance and intolerance in the Revolutionary Era.

He has published several articles on the connections between the Netherlands and the United States during the Age of Revolutions, and has presented on topics ranging from John Adams and Atlantic politics, Thomas Jefferson and the "Notes on the State of Virginia," religious tolerance and religious freedom in the Second Great Awakening, the relationship between the Dutch Patriot Revolt and the American Revolution, as well as the legacy of New Netherland and the Dutch in American history. 

He is currently the North American history advisor for the Online History MA Program in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University.

Education
  • Ph.D. History, Arizona State University
  • M.A. History, Arizona State University
  • B.A. History/Political Science and English, Culver-Stockton College
Research Interests

Dutch-American Atlantic World, Age of Revolutions, American Revolution, Dutch Patriot Revolt, Early American Republic, Political History, Religious History, Religious Tolerance and Intolerance, Religious Freedom, Dutch in America

Publications

"The Dutch Origins of the Quasi War: John Adams, the Netherlands, and Atlantic Politics in the 1790s," Journal of Early American History, forthcoming January 2018

"Remembering the Knickerbockers: A Lifetime of Scholarship on the Dutch American Atlantic," in Sharing Pasts: Dutch Americans through Four Centuries, ed. Henk Aay, Janny Venema, and Dennis Voskuil (Holland, MI: Van Raatle Press, 2017)

"A Successful Failure: A History of the Albany Records," New York Archives 16, No. 1 (Summer 2016): 36-37

"Rescuing the Albany Records from the Fire: Francis Adrian van der Kemp's Notorious Attempt to Translate the Records of New Netherland," New York History: Special Issue on New Netherland 96, No. 3-4 (Summer/Fall 2015): 354-373

Research Activity

Currently working on a manuscript about the Dutch-American Atlantic during the Age of Revolutions and a project about John Adams in the Netherlands.

Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 591Seminar
HST 598Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 591Seminar
HST 641North American History
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 641North American History
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
HST 406American Revolution/1763-1789
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
HST 406American Revolution/1763-1789
HST 407Early U.S. Republic/1789-1850
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
HST 406American Revolution/1763-1789
HST 598Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 318History of Engineering
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
HST 406American Revolution/1763-1789
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 318History of Engineering
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
HST 406American Revolution/1763-1789
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
HST 406American Revolution/1763-1789
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
HST 591Seminar
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
HST 406American Revolution/1763-1789
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
HST 406American Revolution/1763-1789
HST 590Reading and Conference
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 407Early U.S. Republic/1789-1850