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History of Capitalism & American Thought

Dr. Eric Daniels is the Assistant Director of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism (CISC). He holds a B.A. in History and Rhetoric from Drake University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining the CISC, Dr. Daniels worked at LePort Montessori as an adolescent educator and Head of School. He earned his Association Montessori Internationale (AMI/NAMTA) training for Adolescent Education. He previously taught at the Program on Values and Ethics in the Marketplace at Duke University, where he was nominated for a teaching award, as well as at the Institute on Business and Government Affairs on behalf of The Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University. From 2006–2013, Dr. Daniels also served as an Assistant Research Professor and Assistant Director of the CISC.

Daniels maintains research interests in the history of capitalism, American legal history, the history of American thought, and educational theory and pedagogy. He has published on the history of individualism in American thought, monopolies and antitrust, and American political history.

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