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Peter W. Walker

Assistant Professor of History

Portrait of UW History Lecturer Peter Walker

I work on early modern Britain, the British Empire, and the Atlantic World, with particular interests in religion, empire, and revolution. I teach classes in those fields, as well as in European and World history. I received my PhD from Columbia University in 2016 and MPhil (2010) and BA (2008) from the University of Oxford. I am working on a book which asks how colonial Anglicans engaged - politically, intellectually, theologically, and spiritually - with the religious modernity emerging in the Age of Revolutions. This project has been supported by the Whitehill Prize from the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, the Prichard Prize from the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, and a Mellon-ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. I am also editing, with Dr Christopher Minty, a book-length documentary edition of the correspondence of the loyalist refugee Myles Cooper.



The Church Militant: Anglicanism, Loyalism, and Counterrevolution in the British Empire, 1688-1800 (book manuscript in progress).

Co-editor with Christopher Minty, The Cause of Loyalty: The Revolutionary Worlds of Myles Cooper (Lexington Books, under contract).

“The Bishop Controversy, the Imperial Crisis, and Religious Radicalism in New England, 1763-74, New England Quarterly 90, 3 (September 2017): 306-43. (Winner of the 2016 Whitehill Prize from the Colonial Society of Massachusetts)

“‘An Isolated Portion of the Community’? English Protestant Dissenters’ Campaign for Toleration, 1787-1828,” in Believers in the Nation: European Religious Minorities in the Age of Nationalism (1815-1914), eds. Wessel Kruhl, Roberto Dagnino, and Alessandro Grazi (Leuven: Peeters, 2017), 117-36.

 “Tolerating Protestants: Antipopery, Antipuritanism, and Religious Toleration in Britain, 1776-1829,” in Against Popery: Anti-Catholicism and the British-American World, ed. Evan Haefeli (University of Virginia Press, under contract).

“Religion and Loyalism in the American Revolution,” in The Blackwell Companion to American Religious History, ed. Benjamin E. Park (Wiley-Blackwell, under contract).


Courses taught

Historical Methods

World History to 1750

France: Old Regime and Revolution

Britain’s Global Empires

Topic: Early Modern Europe


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