Jason M. Opal

Faculty Member

Office: Miller Library 251 [ campus map ]
Box 5332

Phone: 207-859-5332
Fax: 207-859-5340
Mailing Address:
5332 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8853

Areas of Expertise

  • Colonial and Revolutionary North America
  • The Age of Jackson
  • Religion and ethics in American life
  • History of international law and human rights

Current Research

Jacksonian Democracy and the politics of "vengeance" in early national America; international law in Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary public life; Thomas Paine and anti-imperialism in the eighteenth century


_Common Sense and Other Writings by Thomas Paine_, editor, (forthcoming, 2010)
_Beyond the Farm: National Ambitions in Rural New England_ (Philadelphia, 2008)
"The Labors of Liberality: Christian Benevolence and National Prejudice in the American Founding," _Journal of American History_ (2008)
"Exciting Emulation: Academies and the Transformation of the Rural North, 1780s-1820s," _Journal of American History_ (2004)


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