Bruce C. Daniels
is the Gilbert M. Denman Endowed Professor of American History
at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2005, he was the
Nicolay Sivachev Fulbright Chair of History at Moscow State University.
Before then, Daniels served as chair of the Department of History
at Texas Tech University (20012004) and taught at the University
of Winnipeg (1970-2001).
He is author
of several books including: The Connecticut Town: Growth and
Development, 1635-1790 (1979) and Puritans at Play: Leisure
and Recreation in Colonial New England (1995, 1996). Daniels
previously contributed to the Memoir Series of The Connecticut
Academy of Arts and Sciences in Memoir
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Connecticut Towns 1800-1832 Volume II What We Think with
an essay entitled "The Remarkable Complexity of the Simple
New England Town."
A former Peace
Corps volunteer (Bihar, India, 1964-65) and Fulbright scholar
(Duke University, 1993-94), Daniels also served as editor of
the Canadian Review of American Studies (1978-86) and
president of the Canadian Association for American Studies (1991-93).
In 1996, Daniels
was a candidate for the Democratic party's presidential nomination
in the New Hampshire primary where he finished 7th in a field
of 22 Democratic candidates.