Brooke Hunter

Faculty / Brooke Hunter

Associate Professor

Department Name 
Office Location 
Lynch Adler Hall 104
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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Teaches American history including courses on the American Revolution, Native American and environmental history. She is currently working on a socio-economic study of the mid-Atlantic region during the Revolutionary era. (Ph.D., Delaware)

Courses Taught at Rider

  • Revolutionary America
  • Native American History
  • American Environmental History
  • US History Survey to 1865
  • World History Surveys
  • Seminar in Historiography


  • “Creative Destruction: The Forgotten Legacy of the Hessian Fly,” in Cathy Matson, ed., The Economy of Early America: New Directions, Penn State Press (2006)
  • “Wheat, War, and the American Economy during the Age of Revolution,” William and Mary Quarterly 62 (July 2005): 505-526. (Special Issue: The Atlantic Economy in an Era of Revolutions)
  • “Prospect of Independent Americans: The Grain Trade and Economic Development during the 1780s,” Explorations in Early American History 5 (2001): 260-288.


  • Podmore/Dwyer Historic Award, 2012 (given by Lawrence Township)
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, 2011