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Puritan New England, relations of faith, Thomas Shepard
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About Me

I study the founding decades of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, focusing on the period from 1630-80 when the forms of church and state were put in place that would shape Massachusetts and American history for centuries to come. I’m a contributing editor for New England’s Hidden Histories, a digital history project of the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston led by respected Puritan scholar Dr. James F. Cooper and dedicated to transcribing and studying newly discovered 17th-19th-century New England church records. I’m currently working on a book about the relations of faith given by women in the church in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony, under the pastorate of Thomas Shepard.

Recent Publications

“The discovery of a Shepard-era record for First Church Cambridge: Nathaniel Sparhawk’s Deacon’s Book, 1638-1646,” NEHH [forthcoming Summer 2018]

“Making Sense of the Shepard Conversion Narratives”, The New England Quarterly,March 2016

Media Coverage
Country Focus
U.S. and England
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Libraries & Archives, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion