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James Paxton

James PaxtonAssociate Professor of History (2005)

  • B.A., University of Toronto
  • M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Ph.D., Queen's University

Email: jpaxton@moravian.edu
Phone: 610-861-7897
Office: Comenius Hall, Room 306

Areas of Research and/or Expertise

18th and 19th-century North America; First People.

Recent Activities of Note


  • On November 6, James Paxton, assistant professor of history, gave a lecture, "Conquest, Assimilation, or Resistance?—Aboriginal-European Contact and the Case of Joseph Brant (1743-1807)," at St. John's Lutheran Church in Easton. Professor Paxton also signed copies of his book, Joseph Brant and His World—18th Century Mohawk Warrior and Statesman at the event, which was sponsored by the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society.
  • James Paxton, assistant professor of history, presented a paper, "A Murder at Grand River: A Crisis of Community in One Haudenosaunee Settlement," at the American Society for Ethnohistory Annual Meeting in New Orleans, held September 30-October 3, 2009.