Goode, Michael
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Michael Goode

                 Assistant Professor, Early American History                  Department of History and Political Science

 Utah Valley University
800 W. University Parkway, MS #185
Orem, Utah 84058


Ph.D., History, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012

M.A., History, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006

B.A., Goshen College, 1996


Michael Goode joined the Department of History and Political Science in 2013. His research and teaching interests focus on early American and Atlantic world history, with a particular specialization in the British Atlantic and Anglo-America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His book project, based on his dissertation, examines the role of peace as a language and practice of government during the early Quaker colonization of Pennsylvania.

Area of Specialization

Early American and Atlantic world history, religion and political culture, colonial violence, settler-Indian encounters, slavery and abolition, peace history

Personal Website


American History to 1865 (survey)

Colonial Seaports in the Revolutionary Atlantic

History of Native America (to 1865)

Religious Toleration in Early America

Violence and Colonialism (undergraduate research seminar)

Historian's Craft (methods)

Colonial Origins to 1790

American Revolution                                                                                                     

Selected Awards and Fellowships

Scholar-in-Residence, Newberry Library, Chicago, 2012-13

Graduate-Scholar-in-Residence, Newberry Library, Chicago,  2011-12

Dean's Scholar Award, UIC, 2011-12

Friends of the MCEAS Dissertation Fellow, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-11

Library Company and Historical Society of Pennsylvania Residential Fellowship, Philadelphia, 2009

Recent Publications

"Dangerous Spirits: Alcohol, Native Revivalism, and Quaker Reform," Early American Studies (forthcoming)

"A Failed Peace: The Friendly Association and the Pennsylvania Backcountry during the Seven Years' War," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (October 2012): 472-4

"Brycchan Carey, From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1657-1761," Pennsylvania History (forthcoming)

"Pontiac's War and the Paxton Boys," Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

"Native American-Pennsylvania Relations, 1681-1753," Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (forthcoming)