John D. Scott

JD Scott

John D. Scott

James W. Garner Graduate Assistant


I am a first year doctoral student from Western North Carolina. I am interested in Early-Modern and Modern European revolts and revolutions—especially how the press portrayed and mutated the memory of these events within developing political contexts. My current research interests have to do with early nineteenth century English history, international law, and right-of-intervention theory in the context of several post-Napoleonic revolutions, such as the Greek Revolution of 1821.


Ph.D. History, Mississippi State University, 2017-Current

M.A. Western Carolina University, 2012-2015

B.S. History, Minor in English, Western Carolina University, 2006-2010


Academic Career

T.A. Modern U.S. History, Fall 2017

Book Review Editor for the Tuckasegee Valley Historical Review at Western Carolina University in the Spring of 2014

Research Interests

Political History

Press History

Early-Modern and Modern British History

Legitimacy and Sovereignty

Revolution History


Review of Richard Stities, The Four Horsemen: Riding to Liberty in Post-Napoleonic Europe, in The Tuckasegee Valley Historical Review, vol. 20 (2014): 100-103

“The Liberal Crusade: Freedom, Christianity, and Legitimacy,” The Tuckasegee Valley Historical Review, vol. 21 (2015): 60-84.

Honors & Awards

Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honor Society.

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