LECTURE: Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Profess or History and Professor of African-American Studies, Harvard University
Tacky's Revolt and the Coromantee Archipelago A New Cartography of Slave Revolt"
Thursday, January 30th, 4.15 PM, L01 Carson Hall
Assistant Professor of History
Office: 310 Carson Hall
Office phone: (603) 646-3382
Fax: (603) 646-3353
Department of History
6107 Carson Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Paul Musselwhite offers courses on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century North America and the Atlantic world, dealing particularly with issues of political culture and imperialism. He received a B.A. in Modern History from Lady Margaret Hall in the University of Oxford, and a PhD from the College of William and Mary.
Professor Musselwhite specializes in the history of the Chesapeake colonies of Virginia and Maryland and the evolving political structures of the early English empire in North America. His current research project is a study of the repeated efforts on the part of colonists and English officials to establish towns and cities in the Chesapeake colonies throughout the seventeenth and early-eighteenth centuries. It argues that the changing relationship between the city and the state in English society during this period made the opportunity to found and plan urban developments in new colonial contexts both appealing and potentially threatening. The evolving struggle between rival plans for urban development advanced by colonists and officials illustrates how English imperial ideology shaped the construction of plantation societies and influenced the relationship between the urban and agrarian impulses in American life. This study is tentatively entitled “Cities in the Air”: Urban Plans, Imperial Politics, and the Origins of English Plantation Society. Professor Musselwhite has been awarded fellowships by the Huntington Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library, and portions of his research have already appeared in edited collections and the journal Atlantic Studies.
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