About Us

The Whiskey Rebellion is hosted by Frank Cogliano and David Silkenat. Frank and David both teach at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. 


A native of Massachusetts, Frank moved to the UK in 1992 and has been teaching at Edinburgh since 1997, where he is a Professor of American History and Dean International (North America). A scholar of the Revolutionary era, Frank has published extensively on Thomas Jefferson, including Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson's Foreign Policy and Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy. He is also the author of a textbook, Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: A Political History, now in its third edition. 

Born in NYC, David moved to Edinburgh in 2013. He works on the Civil War era, including books on such uplifting topics as suicide, divorce, and debt, and refugees