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William S. Cormack

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519-824-4120 ext. 53205
1012 Mackinnon Extension


Ph.D. Queen's University, 1992
M.A. Carleton University, 1985
B.A. University of Calgary, 1983


University of Guelph, 1998-
University of Saskatchewan, 1997-1998
Royal Military College of Canada, 1996-1997
Queen's University, 1992-1993, 1995-1997


impact of the French Revolution on France's Caribbean colonies,
  especially in the Lesser Antilles
history of the French Navy during the Revolutionary period
French provincial politics during the Revolution

    areas of research for graduate supervision

the French Revolution
eighteenth-century France
modern Europe
revolutions and revolutionaries in the modern world


"Modernization and the Ambiguity of the French Revolution." In Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, 1750 - 1850: Selected Papers (1999), 7-10.

"Victor Hugues and the Reign of Terror on Guadeloupe, 1794-1798." Essays in French Colonial History: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society (1997): 31-41.

"Legitimate Authority in Revolution and War: The French Navy in the West Indies, 1789 - 1793." The International History Review 18, no. 1 (1996): 1-27

Revolution and Political Conflict in the French Navy 1789-1794. (Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995).

"The French Navy and the Revolt of Martinique and Guadeloupe in 1792-93." Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850: Selected Papers (1994): 237-243

"Royalist Traitor or Anguished Patriot? Admiral Trogoff and the Surrender of the Toulon Fleet in 1793." Proceedings, Western Society for French History 20 (1993): 177-187.

"The French Navy and the Struggle for Revolutionary Authority: The Mutiny of the Brest Fleet in 1793." Canadian Journal of History 27, no. 1 (1992): 29-45.

"Revolutionary Conflict in the French Navy: The Court Martial of Captain Basterot." Proceedings, The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850, 19 (1989): 753-759