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Bruce Bendler

Adjunct Professor
University of Delaware
223 John Munroe Hall
Newark, DE 19716
 

Biography

Bruce Bendler earned his Ph.D. at the University of Delaware in 2000 with a dissertation on “The Emergence of Rural Federalism: Political Culture in Delaware 1760-1812." He was a contributor to a history of Newark, Delaware, published on the occasion of the city's 250th anniversary. In the past decade he has had articles published in Delaware History, New Jersey Studies, The Journal of Presbyterian History, The Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Delaware, and has had a chapter included in a Rutgers University Press book on the American Revolution in New Jersey. In recent years Dr. Bendler has made presentations to the Archaeological Society of Delaware and the Middletown (Delaware) Historical Society on local and regional history. His current research interests focus on political history in Revolutionary and early Federal Delaware and New Jersey. ​

Publications

Articles and Book Chapters:

  • "Discharging their Duty:  Salem Quakers and Slavery, 1730-1780," New Jersey in the Revolution (New Brunswick:  Rutgers University Press, 2015)
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