JONATHAN MERCANTINI, Assistant Professor
Ph. D Emory University, American History
M.A. Emory University, American History
B.A. University of Richmond, History
Office: Townsend 117-G
Also see the American History webpage.
Courses taught: American Civil Society, British Colonies and the American Revolution, America in the 1960s, The History of Sports in America, Civil War and Reconstruction
Jonathan Mercantini joined the history faculty at Kean in 2007 having previously taught at the University of Miami and Canisius College. His research focus is on late colonial and revolutionary America with an emphasis on South Carolina. His monograph Who Shall Rule at Home: the Evolution of South Carolina Political Culture, 1748-1776 was published in 2007 by the University of South Carolina Press. In addition, he has published several articles on South Carolina history as well as book reviews on a wide range of topics. Current work includes a history of the Stamp Act Crisis, an investigation of South Carolina’s role at the Constitutional Convention, and writing and editing projects with the John Kean papers at Liberty Hall.