Michael A Sletcher

Part-Time Faculty

BA, Carleton University; PhD, University of Cambridge



Dr. Michael Sletcher is adjunct professor of history at Quinnipiac University. He is senior associate editor of the Yale Indian Papers Project Series at Yale University. He also teaches world history and Native American Studies at Stanford University. He has published books and articles on a variety of historical subjects, including Native American, New England, and Puritan Studies.

Courses Taught

Modern World History (HS208); Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Nation (HS308)

Educational Background

PhD, University of Cambridge

Selected Publications

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BOOKS: New Haven: From Puritanism to the Age of Terrorism (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2004); Ed., New England (Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2004); Ed., et al., The Papers of Benjamin Franklin (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), Vol. 37; Ibid. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), Vol. 38; Ibid. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008), Vol. 39; Ibid. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011), Vol. 40; Ibid. (New Haven: Yale University Press, forthcoming), Vol. 41; Ibid. (New Haven: Yale University Press, forthcoming), Vol. 42. ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS: “The Common Pot: Editing Native American Materials,” in collaboration with Paul Grant-Costa and Tobias Glaza, Scholarly Editing, 33 (2012), 1-26; “The Loyalty of Educators and Public Employees: Opposition to Loyalty Oaths in Twentieth-Century Massachusetts and the U.S. Supreme Court,” Massachusetts Historical Review, 12 (2010), 35-68; “Benjamin Franklin: The First American,” History Magazine (Dec-Jan issue, 2007), 46-67; “Domesticity: The Human Side of Benjamin Franklin,” Organization of American Historians Magazine of History, 20 (2006), 45-59; “Historians and Anachronisms: Samuel E. Morison and Seventeenth-Century Harvard College,” in Mordechai Feingold, ed., History of Universities (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), XIX, 188-220; “New England Art,” in collaboration with Herbert Hartel, Jr., in Michael Sletcher, ed., New England (Westport, Conn., 2004), 37-72; “Ethnicity,” in collaboration with Enrique Morales-Díaz and Gabriel Aquino, in ibid., 105-30. SHORTER ARTICLES AND ENCYCLOPAEDIA ENTRIES: “The Junto,” in Mark G. Spencer, ed., Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment (New York and London: Thoemmes Continuum, forthcoming, Dec. 2012); “President George Washington’s Address to the United States Senate on the Subject of Indian Treaties, September 17, 1789,” in Donald L. Fixico, ed., Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty (3 vols., Santa Barbara, 2007); “The Albany Conferences of 1754 and 1775 and the Six Nations,” in Ibid; “The Treaty of Albany with the Five Nations, from July 31 to August 5, 1684,” in Ibid; “Walter Scott,” in Peter W. Williams, ed., The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006); “North American Indians,” in Will Kaufman and Heidi Macpherson, eds., Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (2 vols., Santa Barbara and Oxford, 2005); “British Explorers of the Americas,” in Ibid; “The Métis of North America,” in Ibid; “Thomas Barclay,” in Gregory Fremont-Barnes and Richard A. Ryerson, eds., Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War: A Political, Social, and Military History (5 vols., Santa Barbara, 2006); “Ottawa,” in James Ciment, ed., Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History (5 vols., New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2006); “Montréal,” in Ibid; “New Haven,” in Ibid; “Alexander Hamilton,” in Ibid; “John Adams,” in Ibid; “The Massachusetts Spy,” in Spencer C. Tucker, ed., United States at War: Understanding Conflict and Society. Social Studies Databases Series, 2005; “Sir John A. MacDonald,” in James Eli Adams, Tom and Sara Pendergast, eds., Encyclopedia of the Victorian Era (4 vols., Danbury, Conn.: Grolier Academic Press, 2004); “Scotch-Irish,” in Stanley I. Kutler, ed., Dictionary of American History (3rd ed., 10 vols., New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2002); “George Washington,” in Raymond A Bucko, Michael Edmonds, Daniel R. Mandell, eds., Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment (Alexandria, Va: Alexander Street Press, 2002); “F. Scott Fitzgerald,” “Robert Graves,” “Elizabeth Bowen,” and “Virginia Woolf,” in English and American Literature Online, Chadwyck-Healey, Cambridge, England (2001).

Selected Publications

Work Experience

Assistant Editor, Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Yale University; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University; Tutor, University of Cambridge