John Gilbert McCurdy is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004. McCurdy is the author of Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution (2019), and Citizen Bachelor: Manhood and the Creation of the United States (Cornell, 2009), which explores how changes in the law, literature, and lives of bachelors informed American citizenship. He also has essays in New Men: Manliness in Early America (NYU, 2011), Early American Studies, and Journal of Urban History. McCurdy has held fellowships from Massachusetts Historical Society, American Antiquarian Society, and the University of Michigan. He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.