Raymond Lavertue

Raymond Lavertue holds a doctorate in history from the University of Oxford, where he studied at St. Catherine’s College with Professor Richard Carwardine. He has taught previously in Providence, Rhode Island; Los Angeles, and New York City. Dr Lavertue is completing a biography of political reformer Thomas Wilson Dorr, in the process presenting a reinterpretation of American national construction from 1805 through 1854. He is also editing a collection of articles and essays, by contributing historians, which address compromise, moderatism, extremism, and fanaticism in American politics and society from the end of the Revolution to the beginning of the Civil War.