Daniel P. Barr, Ph.D.
University Professor of History (Social Sciences)
412-397-5411 phone (M)
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 325

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Early American History, Kent State University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Slippery Rock University, 1994
  • M.A., History, Slippery Rock University, 1996

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Colonial/Revolutionary America, American Indian history, Civil War, Pennsylvania history, Pittsburgh history, U.S. Military history


  • A Colony Sprung from Hell: Pittsburgh and the Struggle for Authority on the Western Pennsylvania Frontier, 1744-1794. Kent State University Press, 2014.


  • The Boundaries Between Us: Natives and Newcomers on the Frontiers of the Old Northwest Territory.  Kent State University Press, 2006.

    Barr Book Cover

  • Unconquered: The Iroquois Leage at War in Colonial America.  Praeger, 2006.

    Unconquered: The Iroquois League at War in Colonial America

  • "Victory at Kittanning? Re-Evaluating the Impact of Armstrong's Raid on the Seven Years' War in Pennsylvania."  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (January 2007).
  • "A Road for Warriors: The Western Delawares and the Seven Years' War in Pennsylvania."  Pennsylvania History (Winter 2006).