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First Name
Megan L.
Last Name
North Carolina State University
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Atlantic World, colonial America, empire, political economy, politics, New York, Leisler's Rebellion
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About Me

Megan Lindsay Cherry is an assistant professor in North American history during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  She was a Whiting Fellow at Yale, where she received her Ph.D. in History in 2013.  Her research interests focus on the political, imperial, and social history of North America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Recent Publications

“The Hanoverian Succession in North America,” in Revolution Reaffirmed: The Hanoverian Succession in Great Britain and its Empire, ed. Allan MacInnes and Brent Sirota (forthcoming).

Review of Antoinette Sutto, Loyal Protestants and Dangerous Papists: Maryland and the Politics of Religion in the English Atlantic, 1630-1690 (University of Virginia Press, 2015), in The William and Mary Quarterly 74, no. 2 (April 2017), 189-192.

“The Imperial and Political Motivations Behind the English Conquest of New Netherland,” Dutch Crossing: A Journal of Low Countries Studies 34, no. 1 (March 2010): 77-94.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, British Isles, Netherlands, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution