My primary interests are in the intellectual history of the United States. I am interested in fundamental alterations in American society around the late 1960s/1970s and around the 1920s. Politics, culture, identity, social and social movements all shifted profoundly during this period and I have explored issues that express these changes including race and equality, attitudes to suicide and death, and the possession of firearms.
Dr. Mark Beachill, "The Shifting Meaning of Race in the Political Culture of the USA", awarded 25/10/2016.
Dr. Daniel Crew, “Published Sheet Music as a Political Research Tool in American Politics”, awarded 11/2/2015.
Yuill, Kevin (2016) From his warm, tear-stained hands...Obama’s plan to Do Something about guns threatens ordinary Americans. Spiked-online.
Yuill, Kevin (2015) NO ONE SHOULD NEED PERMISSION TO DIE: The right to refuse treatment is not the same as the right to demand death. Spiked-online.
Yuill, Kevin (2015) BEWARE THE ASSISTED-SUICIDE BOMBER: Right-to-die campaigners are now using death to promote their cause. Spiked-online.
Yuill, Kevin (2015) ASSISTED SUICIDE: BEHOLD THE WISDOM OF THE COMMONS. Spiked-online.
Yuill, Kevin (2015) VIRGINIA: THE CULTURE OF COMPLAINT TURNS LETHAL The most striking thing about Vester Flanagan was his self-pity. Spiked-online.
Yuill, Kevin (2015) The narcissism of assisted suicide: A shocking case shows that assisted suicide is about more than alleviating suffering. Spiked-online.
Yuill, Kevin (2015) CONTROLLING GUNS, CONTROLLING BLACKS: Those demanding gun control post-Charleston need a history lesson. Spiked-online.
Yuill, Kevin (2015) Book Review: David Scott FitzGerald and David Cook-Martín . Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014. American Historical Review.
Yuill, Kevin (2015) The death penalty is wrong – even for terrorists. Spiked-online.
Yuill, Kevin (2015) The case of Tom Mortier shows how euthanasia advocates will never stop at the terminally ill. The Daily Telegraph newspaper. ISSN 0307-1235
Yuill, Kevin (2015) We cannot have "zero suicides" if we allow euthanasia. Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235
Yuill, Kevin (2015) The Unfreedom of Assisted Suicide: How the right to die undermines autonomy. Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health, 2015 (1). pp. 494-502. ISSN 2352-5525
Yuill, Kevin (2015) The spectre of Japan: the influence of foreign relations on race relations theory, 1905–24. Patterns of Prejudice, 49 (4). pp. 317-342. ISSN 0031-322X
Yuill, Kevin (2014) In the Shadow of the 1924 Immigration Act: FDR, Immigration, and Race. Immigrants and Minorities, 32 (3). pp. 183-205. ISSN 0261-9288
Yuill, Kevin (2009) Another Take on the Nixon Presidency: Richard Nixon, Drugs, Affirmative Action and the Silent Majority,. Journal of Policy History (Spring 2009).
Yuill, Kevin (2008) Constructing Country: Fakery and "Strictly American" Music; Part 2. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 8 (4). ISSN 1547-4348
Yuill, Kevin (2008) Creating an American Music: A Critical View of the Origins of Country; Part 1: The UnCountry Beginnings of Country Music. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 8 (4). ISSN 1547-4348
Yuill, Kevin (2017) From Virtuous Armed Citizen to "Cramped Little Risk-Fearing Man": The Meaning of Firearms in an Insecure Era. In: The Second Amendment and Gun Control: Freedom, Fear, and the American Constitution. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Yuill, Kevin (2013) "Better Die Fighting for Justice Than to Die Like a Dog": African Americans and Guns, 1866-1941. In: A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire. Ashgate. ISBN 1409447529
Yuill, Kevin (2013) Better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog: African-Americans and guns 1866-1941. In: A Cultural History of Firearms in an Age of Empire. Ashgate Press, pp. 211-230. ISBN 978-1-4094-4752-8
Yuill, Kevin and Street, Joe (2017) The Second Amendment and Gun Control: Freedom, Fear, and the American Constitution. Controversies in American Constitutional Law . Routledge, Abingdon, OX. ISBN 9781138706286
Yuill, Kevin (2013) Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case against Legalization. Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 978-1-137-28629-1
Yuill, Kevin (2013) Assisted Suicide: the Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalization. Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 978-1-137-28630-7
Yuill, Kevin (2015) Views on the News - GUN CONTROLS. [Video]
Last updated 30 January 2018