John D. Scott

John D. Scott

John D. Scott


As a third year Graduate student, I am gearing up for comps this fall of 2019. Hopefully I will pass, and be able to begin writing my dissertation. I hope to focus on  Early-Modern and Modern European revolts and revolutions—especially how the press portrayed and mutated the memory of these events within developing political contexts. What does that mean you ask? Well specifically, I hope to study how, after 1815, the English periodical and newspaper press manipulated and fought over the interpretation of not just the French Revolution, but the Polish Question, the Spanish Revolution of 1820, the Neapolitan Revolution of 1820, and the Greek Revolution of 1821, among others. It is my theory that, for many Englishmen, the importance and meaning of the last 25 years of war were decided in the 1820s in response to the Post-Napoleonic Revolutions.


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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