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Wade Dudle


Wade Dudley



Wade Dudley earned his BS in Social Studies and MA in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology from East Carolina University, and a PhD in History from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa). His publications include eight books; Splintering the Wooden Wall: The British Blockade of the United States, 1812-1815 (Naval Institute) received the John Lyman Book Award from NASOH for best book in United States Maritime History. In addition to history, Professor Dudley also writes fictional short stories (alternative history). His research and publications focus on naval history and North Carolina history. Professor Dudley is the advisor to the award winning Lambda-Eta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and serves the society in various capacities outside the university. He also serves as an Undergraduate Advisor for the department. In his small amount of spare time, Professor Dudley works (plays) closely with the ECU Historical Simulations Group (ECUHSG), which has made frequent appearances at regional and national gaming events in recent years.

Selected Publications

"No Mischief Shall Be Done: The Ocracoke Raid of July 1813." Tributaries (17), 2012, 31-36.

Remembering North Carolina. Nashville, TN:  Turner Publishing, 2010.

"Olympian Fire: Commodore George Dewey and the birth of modern U.S. Navy." Military History, 26 (4), 2010, 26-33.

"Ships of Iron and Wills of Steel:  The Confederate Navy Triumphant." In Dixie Victorious:  An Alternate History of the Civil War. Peter Tsouras, editor. London: Greenhill books, 2004.

Splintering the Wooden Wall: The British Blockade of the United States, 1812-1815.   Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2003.

Drake: For God, Queen, and Plunder. Dulles, VA: Brassey’s, 2003.

"Drake at Cadiz." In Great Raids in History, From Drake to Desert One, Samuel A. Southworth, editor. New York:  Sarpedon, 1997.

Courses Offered

HIST 1050:  American History to 1877
HIST 2000:  Introduction to History
HIST 3100:  North Carolina History
HIST 3215:  American Revolution and the Federal Eara, 1763-1800
HIST 5135:  Problems in North Carolina History
HIST 6525:  Seapower, 480 BC to the Present