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Roger Ekirch 2012

A. Roger Ekirch (born February 6, 1950, in Washington DC) is professor of history at Virginia Tech in the United States.[1] He was a Guggenheim fellow in 1998. He is particularly known for his research into pre-industrial sleeping patterns that was first published in "Sleep We Have Lost: Pre-Industrial Slumber in the British Isles" (The American Historical Review, 2001)[2][3] and later in his book At Day's Close: Night in Times Past (W.W. Norton, 2005).[4][5]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • "Poor Carolina": Politics and society in Colonial North Carolina, 1729-1776. North Carolina University Press, Chapel Hill, 1981. ISBN 080781475X
  • Bound for America: The Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies, 1718-1775. Clarendon Press, 1987.
  • "Sleep We Have Lost: Pre-Industrial Slumber in the British Isles", The American Historical Review, 2001.
  • At Day's Close: Night in Times Past. W.W. Norton, 2005.
  • Birthright: The True Story of the Kidnapping of Jemmy Annesley. W.W. Norton, 2010.
  • American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution. Pantheon, 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A. Roger Ekirch". History.vt.edu. Department of History, Virginia Tech. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 
  2. ^ ""Sleep We Have Lost" Commentary". History.vt.edu. Department of History, Virginia Tech. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 
  3. ^ Hegarty, Stephanie (2012-02-22). "The myth of the eight-hour sleep". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 
  4. ^ Gideon Lewis-Kraus (2005-07-24). "'At Day's Close': The Dark Ages". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 
  5. ^ "Review: At Day's Close by A Roger Ekirch | Books". The Guardian. 2005-07-30. Retrieved 2017-08-08.