Department of History

Robin Fabel

British-born Robin Fabel (Professor of History, Emeritus, retired, 2001, Auburn History PhD, 1974) came to Auburn after teaching at Worksop College and Arkansas College. The first man to receive a doctorate in history from Auburn, he became an assistant professor there in 1975 and retired in 2001 as the Hollifield Professor of Southern History. He published four books with academic presses and his book chapters or articles number thirty. As a Fulbright fellow he taught in 1977 in Singapore and again in 1998 in South Africa. In 1992 he was honored as Auburn University Graduate School Teacher of the Year.

He received his BA and MA from St. John's (Oxford).

Major Publications include:

Bombast and Broadsides: The Lives of George Johnstone (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1987)

The Economy of British West Florida, 1763-1783 (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1988)

Shipwreck and Adventures of Monsieur Pierre Viaud (Pensacola: University of West Florida Press, 1990)

Colonial Challenges : Britons, Native Americans, and Caribs, 1759-1775 (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000)

Last Updated: May 23, 2019