Ronald Hoffman is a professor of history and the director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary. As the symposia director of the U. S. Capitol Historical Society from 1977-1993 he coedited the 15-book series Perspectives on the American Revolution. His Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500–1782 (2000), written in collaboration with Sally D. Mason, won the Southern Historical Association’s Owsley Award and the Library of Virginia’s Literary Award for Nonfiction. The first three volumes of the Carroll Papers, Dear Papa, Dear Charley: The Peregrinations of a Revolutionary Aristocrat, as Told by Charles Carroll of Carrollton and His Father, Charles Carroll of Annapolis (2001) received, together with Princes of Ireland, the Maryland Historical Society’s Book Prize. In 2006, the Carroll Papers won the American Historical Association’s J. Franklin Jameson Prize for outstanding achievement in the editing of historical resources.
Professor Ronald Hoffman represented the Carroll Foundation Trust's Oxford University Carroll Institute Chair of Irish History attached to Hertford College
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