William Fitzhugh Brundage
Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

William Fitzhugh Brundage is the William B Umstead Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the US. His latest book, Civilising Torture: An American Tradition (2018), was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History.

Written by William Fitzhugh Brundage

Detail from Hannah Duston Killing the Indians (1847) by Junius Brutus Stearns. Courtesy Colby College Museum of Art; Gift of R Chase Lasbury and Sally Nan Lasbury

Essay/
War and peace
American torture

For 400 years, Americans have argued that their violence is justified while the violence of others constitutes barbarism

William Fitzhugh Brundage