Philip Burnham - Journalist * Historian * Author

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Philip Burnham is a journalist/historian and teacher of writing.  Burnham has published in American Heritage, The Washington Post, MHQ, Transition, Emerge, The Columbia Journalism Review, and Indian Country Today.

Burnham is the author of How the Other Half Lived: A People's Guide to American Historic Sites (1995), an investigation of the public history of American minority groups; Indian Country, God's Country: Native Americans and the National Parks (2000), an exposé of how America's public lands were wrested from North American tribes; and So Far From Dixie: Confederates in Yankee Prisons (2003), a narrative account of Civil War confinement. His work focuses on American culture, Native American history, and the role of minorities in American life today.

In the fall of 2014, Burnham's Song of Dewey Beard: Last Survivor of The Little Bighorn was published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Burnham has taught college-level writing, literature, and history at the University of New Mexico, the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Sinte Gleska College, Johns Hopkins University, and, as a Fulbright fellow, at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. He has done archival research in public and private collections throughout the U.S. and in several countries abroad. He is currently a Term Assistant Professor of composition at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. 

Burnham holds a B.A. in English Composition from Beloit College, an M.F.A. in Writing from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico.

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