Peter C. Mancall is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and professor of history and anthropology at USC.

He is the author of seven books, including FATAL JOURNEY: THE FINAL EXPEDITION OF HENRY HUDSON—A TALE OF MUTINY AND MURDER IN THE ARCTIC (Basic Books, 2009), NATURE AND CULTURE IN THE EARLY MODERN ATLANTIC (Penn, 2018), and, most recently, THE TRIALS OF THOMAS MORTON: AN ANGLICAN LAWYER, HIS PURITAN FOES, AND THE BATTLE FOR A NEW ENGLAND (Yale, 2019).

He is currently writing a book called “American Origins,” which will be volume one of the Oxford History of the United States.  In the 2019-2020 academic year, he was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University.

His work has appeared in Time, the Wall Street Journal, and American Heritage and been featured on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”