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Dr David Sim
Lecturer in US History, Department of History and Institute of the Americas
Office: 310, 26 Gordon Square
Office hour: Wednesdays, 9.15-10.45
External phone: 020 7679 3600
Internal phone: 33600
David Sim teaches US history with a particular focus on
politics, diplomacy, imperialism and culture during the nineteenth
century. He was previously a tutor at Pembroke College, Oxford, and a
graduate fellow at the Rothermere American Institute in the very same
town. Running the risk of sounding a little parochial, he also received
his BA, MSt, and DPhil from the University of Oxford. At the Institute
of the Americas, he teaches an MA module on the United States and the
World, 1783-1900, which draws on recent historiography to examine the
way that contemporaries and historians have theorised the United States’
place in global affairs.
David is currently finalising a manuscript that investigates the intersection of the Irish question, US foreign policy and Anglo-American relations in the mid-nineteenth-century. This is due to be published by Cornell University Press in 2013.
The Irish Question and US Diplomacy, 1840-1890 (forthcoming, Cornell University Press, 2013).
'The Purchase of Alaska', and 'Calvin Coolidge', entries in the Oxford Encyclopaedia of American Diplomatic and Military History (forthcoming, 2012).
'Filibusters, Fenians and a Contested Neutrality: the Irish Question and US Diplomacy, 1848-1871', American Nineteenth Century History, 12:3 (Dec. 2011).
'The Peace Policy of Ulysses S. Grant', American Nineteenth Century History, 9:3 (Sept. 2008).
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