Matthew Mulcahy, Ph.D.

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Dr. Matthew Mulcahy has been teaching history at Loyola University Maryland since 1999. His teaching and his scholarship focus on Colonial America and the history of disasters; his courses often include Disasters in American History, Civil War and Reconstruction, and Topics in Colonial British America. Dr. Mulcahy graduated from Macalester College in 1990, then worked for two years at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1999. His first book, Hurricanes and Society in the British Greater Caribbean, 1624-1783, was published in 2006, followed by Hubs of Empire in 2014. He is currently working on a broad survey of natural disasters in the early modern Caribbean.

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