Michael Sletcher

History Instructor

B.A., Carleton University
Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Dr. Sletcher received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge. He has taught North American and World History at the University of Cambridge, Quinnipiac University, and John Dewey Academy. He has held the positions of Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and Assistant Editor of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin at Yale University. He is now the Senior Associate Editor of the Yale Indian Papers Project and serves on its Editorial Board and Advisory Committee.



Sletcher, Michael, New Haven: From Puritanism to the Age of Terrorism (Arcadia, 2004)

Sletcher, Michael, Ed., New England (Greenwood, 2004).

Sletcher, Michael, Ed., The Papers of Benjamin Franklin (Yale University Press, 2004-2016), Vol. 37-42.

Chapters, Magazine, and Journal Articles:

“Teaching History at the SOHS,” in Jeffrey Scarborough and Raymond Ravaglia, eds., Perspectives from the Disciplines: Stanford Online High School (Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information Publication, Stanford University, 2016), 129-59.

“New England Art,” in collaboration with Herbert Hartel, Jr., in Michael Sletcher, ed., New England (Westport, Conn., 2004), 37-72.

“Ethnicity,” in collaboration with Enrique Morales-Díaz and Gabriel Aquino, in ibid., 105-30.

Sletcher, Michael, et al., “The Common Pot: Editing Native American Materials,” Scholarly Editing, 33 (2012), 1-26.

Sletcher, Michael, “The Loyalty of Educators and Public Employees: Opposition to Loyalty Oaths in Twentieth-Century Massachusetts and the U.S. Supreme Court,” Massachusetts Historical Review, XII (2010), 35-68.

Sletcher, Michael, “Benjamin Franklin: The First American,” History Magazine (Dec-Jan issue, 2007), 46-67.

Sletcher, Michael, “Domesticity: The Human Side of Benjamin Franklin,” Magazine of History (OAH), XX (2006), 45-59.

Sletcher, Michael, “Historians and Anachronisms: Samuel E. Morison and Seventeenth-Century Harvard College,” in Mordechai Feingold, ed., History of Universities (Oxford University Press, 2004), XIX, 188-220.

Articles and Encyclopedia:

“The Junto,” in Mark G. Spencer, ed., The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment (2 Vols., New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015).

 “Thomas Barclay,” in Gregory Fremont-Barnes and Richard A. Ryerson, eds., Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War: A Political, Social, and Military History (5 vols., Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2006).

“The Massachusetts Spy,” in Spencer C. Tucker, ed., United States at War: Understanding Conflict and Society. ABC-Clio, Social Studies Databases Series (Online), 2005.

“George Washington,” “Thomas Jefferson,” “Sir Francis Drake,” in Raymond A Bucko, Michael Edmonds, Daniel R. Mandell, eds., Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment (Alexandria, Va: Alexander Street Press, 2002).

 “F. Scott Fitzgerald,” “Robert Graves,” “Elizabeth Bowen,” and “Virginia Woolf,” in English and American Literature Online, Chadwyck-Healey, Cambridge, England (2001).

President George Washington’s Address to the United States Senate on the Subject of Indian Treaties, September 17, 1789,” “The Albany Conferences of 1754 and 1775 and the Six Nations,” “The Treaty of Albany with the Five Nations, from July 31 to August 5, 1684,” in Donald L. Fixico, ed., Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty (3 vols., ABC-Clio, 2007).

“Walter Scott,” in Peter W. Williams, ed., The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia (Indiana University Press, 2006).

“North American Indians,” “British Explorers of the Americas,” “The Métis of North America,” in Will Kaufman and Heidi Macpherson, eds., Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (2 vols., ABC-Clio, 2005).

“Ottawa,” “Montréal,” “New Haven,” “Alexander Hamilton,” “John Adams,” in James Ciment, ed., Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History (5 vols., M. E. Sharpe, 2006).

“Sir John A. MacDonald,” “History of Rowing,” in James Eli Adams, Tom and Sara Pendergast, eds., Encyclopedia of the Victorian Era (4 vols., Grolier Academic Press, 2004).

“Scotch-Irish,” in Stanley I. Kutler, ed., Dictionary of American History (3rd ed., 10 vols., Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2002).