(Anderson, Fred W - 2009) -- Professor of Distinction uri icon



  • An award-winning historian of early North American history, Professor Anderson focuses his research and teaching on the colonial period, the American Revolution, and early U.S. history. He is the author or editor of five books, including two critically acclaimed books, Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America and The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500–2000. His book Crucible of War was the inspiration for the PBS documentary series called “The War That Made America.”
    Anderson has held prestigious fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Charles Warren Center of Harvard University, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Crucible of War received two prestigious awards—the Francis Parkman Prize for “the best book on American history” and the Mark Lynton History Prize for the “best book-length work of history.” A member of the faculty since 1983, Professor Anderson is director of the CU- Boulder Honors Program. He has twice received a prestigious Faculty Fellowship from CU-Boulder’s Council on Research and Creative Work.

year awarded

  • 2009