NYU Press Publishes Rustic Warriors by Mount Ida's Own Historian, Dr. Steven Eames
December 2, 2011
Dr. Steven Eames, Author of Rustic Warriors: Warfare and the Provincial Soldier on the New England Frontier, 1689-1748
Newton, MA--The Mount Ida College community is pleased to announce and congratulate history Professor Dr. Steven Eames, for the recent publication of his new book Rustic Warriors: Warfare and the Provincial Soldier on the New England Frontier, 1689-1748 by NYU Press. The book examines the early French Wars (1689-1748) in North America in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Dr. Eames takes issue with historians who have criticized provincial soldiers’ battlefield style, strategy and conduct and demonstrates on the contrary that these early New England settlers developed and waged a unique way of war against New France and her Native American allies. The new book is available at NYU Press and other major book retailers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
“We are thrilled to extend congratulations and continued success to our accomplished colleague on the publication of Rustic Warriors. Dr. Eames is a talented historian, who brings history to life in his books and his classroom, to the delight of his students,” stated Dr. Ellen Beaulieu, Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Dr. Steven Eames stated, “This has been a long time coming. Several historians working in the area of Early American military history have urged me over the years to get this published. To be honest, this has brought me back to being an historian again, by that I mean an active researcher and writer. I have at least five more books I want to write and time is ticking away. It is an exciting shift of focus for me.”
About Dr. Steven Eames
Dr. Steven Eames is a tenured Professor of History for the School of Arts and Sciences at Mount Ida College; he began his career here in 1996. He teaches a wide range of history courses from American History, Colonial North America, the Civil War and World War II to Interdisciplinary Seminars and courses on film and Hollywood. He currently serves as the Program Director for History and Interdisciplinary Studies, including oversight of the American Studies, Liberal Studies Degree programs and the General Studies Degree Completion program. In addition, Dr. Eames is very active in the Mount Ida community, taking on many leadership roles in both college wide activities and faculty assembly service.
Dr. Eames holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Southern Maine. He received his Masters in History and his Doctorate in American History from the University of New Hampshire. He authored Sacrifice of Self: Nahant and the Civil War, which won the American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit and Albert B. Corey Award, also an award from the New England Museum Association. He is a frequent speaker at conventions, conferences and appeared on the PBS program History Detectives in July, 2011.