John Burrow

Burrow

John Burrow

Institute for the Humanities Assistant


Bio

I am a sixth year doctoral candidate from South Fulton, Tennessee. I am interested in Early-Modern and Modern European political economy, state development, and imperialism. My dissertation focuses on the transition of the British “fiscal-military” state into the “laissez-faire” state by looking and analyzing tax policies and changes. I argue that the shift to direct taxation during peacetime defined this transition and aided in achieving domestic and imperial economic strategic objectives. It is entitled “Direct Taxation, the British Economy, and the Transformation of the British Fiscal State, 1783-1865.”

Education

Ph.D. Candidate in History, Mississippi State University   8/2015-Present

Dissertation: “Direct Taxation, the British Economy, and the Transformation of the British Fiscal State, 1783-1865.”
Advisor: William Anthony Hay

M.A. in History, Murray State University     8/2014

Thesis: “British Imperialism in the Age of William Pitt the Younger, 1783-1793.”
Advisor: Cathy Callahan

B.A. in History, University of Tennessee at Martin             5/2012

Academic Career

Instructor of Record
Summer 2017  Early Western World, Mississippi State University


Teaching Assistant
Fall 2018  Modern US History, Mississippi State University
Spring 2018  Early US History, Mississippi State University
Fall 2017  Early Western World, Mississippi State University
Spring 2017  Modern World History, Mississippi State University
Fall 2016  Early Western World, Mississippi State University
Spring 2016  Early US History, Mississippi State University
Fall 2015  Modern US History, Mississippi State University
Spring 2014  Modern Europe, Murray State University
Spring 2014  Honors Modern Europe, Murray State University
Spring 2014  World Civilization, Murray State University
Fall 2013  World Civilization, Murray State University


Guest Lectures
Fall 2017 “Reaching for Rome: Civic Humanism in Florence,” HI 1213 “Early West-ern World,” Professor Julia Osman, Mississippi State University
Spring 2017 “Beginnings of the European Nation-State,” HI 1173 “World History After 1500,” Professor Muey Saeterun, Mississippi State University
Spring 2016 “The Creation of the Republic,” HI 1063 “Early US History,” Professor Pe-ter Messer, Mississippi State University
Spring 2014 “Victorian England and the Industrial Revolution” in “Modern Europe Since 1500,” Professor Terry Strieter, Murray State University
Spring 2014 “Rise of the Mongols” in “World Civilization,” Professor Aaron Irvin, Mur-ray State University
Spring 2014 “Formation of the Islamic Sultanates in India” in “World Civilization,” Pro-fessor Aaron Irvin, Murray State University
Spring 2014 “Aftermath of Alexander the Great” in “World Civilization,” Professor Aa-ron Irvin, Murray State University
Fall 2013 “European-State Formation in the Wake of Charlemagne” in “World Civili-zation,” Professor Aaron Irvin, Murray State University
Fall 2013 “Origins of the Renaissance” in “World Civilization,” Professor Aaron Ir-vin, Murray State University

Research Interests

Economic History
Political History
Imperial History
Early-Modern and Modern British History
Early-Modern and Modern European Warfare
Colonial and Revolutionary America

Publications

Book Reviews
2019 Review: Margarette Lincoln, Trading in War: London’s Maritime World in the Age of Cook and Nelson. H-War, H-Net Reviews. URL: https://networks.h-net.org/node/12840/reviews/3855862/burrow-lincoln-trading-war-londons-maritime-world-age-cook-and-nelson.
2017 Review: Mark R. Cheathem, Andrew Jackson, Southerner. Journal of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society, 56-58.


Selected Conference Presentations
2018 “Ideology, Legitimacy, and the Debate on the British Income Tax, 1799-1842,” pre-sented at the Southern Conference on British Studies, Birmingham, Alabama
2014 “Rebuilding an Empire: Pitt the Younger and the Financial Progress of the British Empire,” presented at the National Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Forthcoming Conference Presentations
2021 “Ideology, Political Debate, and the First British Income Tax, 1799-1816,” to be presented at Fiscal Crisis, Revolution, Fiscal Reform, War: The Fiscal State in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era, 1770-1820 hosted by the Royal Historical Soci-ety in Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 24-26, 2021.


University Presentations
2018 “The Necessary Evil: The British Income Tax and the British Fiscal-State, 1799-1850,” presented at Murray State University’s Faculty Research Forum, Murray, Kentucky
2017 “Taxation and the British Fiscal State, 1765-1842,” presented at Murray State Uni-versity’s Faculty Research Forum, Murray, Kentucky
2013 “Imperial Change: Pitt the Younger, Remerging Toryism, and the British Fiscal-State,” presented at Murray State University’s History Forum, Murray, Kentucky

Honors & Awards

External
2019 Graduate Student Travel Award granted by the Southern Conference on British Studies
2019 Fellow for Jack Miller Center in the Summer Seminar Series, Philadelphia, PA
2019 Adam Smith Scholar with Liberty Fund, Carmel, IN.
2017 Fellow for the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland on behalf of the Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, D.C.


Internal (Competitive)
2019  Dissertation Assistantship from Mississippi State University
2017-2018 William E. Parrish Award for Graduate Teaching, Mississippi State University
2013-2014 Hammack Scholar Award and Fellowship, Murray State University

Professional Associations

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS:

2019-present               Graduate Assistant to Director of Communications in the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi State University

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONAL POSITIONS:

Southern Conference on British Studies

North American Conference on British Studies

Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society

 2013-2014       President of the Xi Lambda Chapter, Murray State University

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