Hay, William Anthony 1968-

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Hay, William Anthony 1968-

PERSONAL:

Born November 25, 1968; married; wife's name Carolyn Jane; children: three. Education: University of the South, B.A., 1990; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, M.A., 1992, Ph.D., 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Home—West Point, MS. Office—Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1528 Walnut St., Ste. 610, Philadelphia, PA 19102; Department of History, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer and educator. Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia, research associate, 1999-2000; Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, book review editor, 2001—; Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA, research fellow, 2000-02, senior fellow, 2002—; Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, assistant professor of history, 2003—.

WRITINGS:

The Whig Revival, 1808-1830, Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 2005.

(Editor, with Harvey Sicherman) Is There Still a West? The Future of the Atlantic Alliance, University of Missouri Press (Columbia, MO), 2007.

Contributor to periodicals, including Orbis, Diplomacy & Statecraft, and Albion.

SIDELIGHTS:

Writer and educator William Anthony Hay is a specialist in British history and international relations. He has served as a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and book review editor for Orbis. Hay also is a contributor to various periodicals, including Albion and Diplomacy & Statecraft.

In 2005, Hay published his first book, The Whig Revival, 1808-1830. The book covers the Whig party before the Great Reform Act, including the role of Whig party leader Henry Brougham. Brougham, Hay notes, was an important publicist for the party's dramatic rise in popularity during this time, and includes a chapter that details Brougham's own Westmorland election in 1818. Hay also includes preliminary information about the evolution of the Whig party, the party structure and political positions of key members. Critics responded positively to Hay's book overall, lauding the author's skillful presentation of a complex and dynamic time of political change in Great Britain. The Whig Revival, 1808-1830 "examines the changes that brought the Whigs to power," as noted on the Foreign Policy Research Institute Web site. Others found the book to be a strong and detailed addition to other literature on the subject. Hay gives readers an "outstanding study," wrote Nancy LoPatin-Lummis in a review for the Historian.

Hay also served as editor, with Harvey Sicherman, of Is There Still a West? The Future of the Atlantic Alliance, published in 2007.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

American Historical Review, December, 2005, Frank O'Gorman, review of The Whig Revival, 1808-1830, p. 1594.

Choice, October, 2007, C.W. Herrick, review of Is There Still a West? The Future of the Atlantic Alliance, p. 354.

English Historical Review, June, 2005, Austin Mitchell, review of The Whig Revival, 1808-1830, p. 847.

Historian, fall, 2006, Nancy LoPatin-Lummis, review of The Whig Revival, 1808-1830, p. 582.

Journal of British Studies, January, 2008, Pamela Edwards, review of The Whig Revival, 1808-1830, p. 204.

Reference & Research Book News, May, 2007, review of Is There Still a West?

ONLINE

Foreign Policy Research Institute Web site,http://fpri.org/ (April 3, 2008), author profile.

H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online,http://www.n-net.org/ (March, 2006), Raymond W. Westphal, review of The Whig Revival, 1808-1830.

Mississippi State University Department of History Web site,http://www.msstate.edu/ (April 3, 2008), faculty profile.