Contributors

 

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Abigail Bedard

Abigail Bedard graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in history. She is currently pursuing a master’s in education also from UMass Amherst. She has always loved history and hopes to teach it starting in fall 2022. When not teaching, you can find her reading or playing with her golden retriever, Meadow.

  • "Matthew W. Bullock: A True Pioneer," Volume 78, Issue 1-2, Fall 2021-Spring 2022.

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Eamon Earls

Eamon McCarthy Earls is completing law school at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. His first book was Wachusett: How Boston's 19th Century Quest for Water Changed Four Towns and a Way of Life and his second was Franklin, Mass: From Puritan Precinct to 21st Century Edge City. He lectures on geology and historical topics all along the East Coast.

  • "Why Local History?," Volume 78, Issues 1-2, Fall 2021-Spring 2022.

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Alan R. Earls

Alan R. Earls has been a full-time writer for more than thirty years for daily newspapers as well as many business and technology-focused periodicals. His first book looked at the history of Massachusetts Route 128 and he has written subsequently about important regional industries, a World War II navy vessel, and the Blizzard of `78. He has been a long-time member of the Franklin, MA. Historical Commission and he lectures regularly on historic topics.

  • "Why Local History?," Volume 78, Issues 1-2, Fall 2021-Spring 2022.

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Nicholas A. Garcia

Nicholas A. Garcia (M.A.) is a History PhD Candidate at the University of California, Davis. He is also co-founder of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and Associate Managing Editor of Alon: Journal for Filipinx American and Diasporic Studies. His forthcoming dissertation, tentatively titled The New England Company and the Unmaking of Native American Communities, explores the ways in which missionization and English colonialism intertwined to marginalize New England Indians prior to King Philip’s War.

  • "'Subdue Them Under Us': Oliver Peabody and the Limits of Acculturation in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts," Volume 77, Issue 2, Spring 2021

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Will Hartl

Will Hartl graduated from Providence College in 2020 where he majored in Philosophy, writing on the role of the Common Good in forming our public ethics, and History, and writing on the legacy of white supremacy in shaping American institutions. He is a contributor to Boston College’s Big's White Accountability Group as well as Rhode Island's Financial Literacy Youth Initiative. He currently works at IPH, a homeless shelter in Albany, New York. He will be attending New York University starting in Fall 2021 to pursue a Master's in Africana Studies.

  • "Writing Against the Invisible Empire: Black Newspapers’  Responses to the Second Ku Klux Klan," Volume 77, Issue 2, Spring 2021

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Robert Liftig

Dr. Robert A. Liftig began his teaching career in the Peace Corps during the 1960s. He then taught high school English in Westchester, NY for thirty-two years. He retired to continue his teaching at Fairfield University: first, in the English department and later in the department of Ethics. He has published three novels, one very thick family genealogy, several plays, and dozens of journal articles. His most recent reflections about American colonial history have appeared in Social Studies Research and Practice, The Canadian Loyalist Gazette, Westport Magazine, and Fairfield Now. He and his wife live in Westport (once Colonial Fairfield), Connecticut.

  • "Start with the Present to Engage Students with the Past:  Using Local Landmarks and Family History," Volume 78, Issue 1-2, Fall 2021-Spring 2022.

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James Muldoon

Professor James Muldoon, is a graduate of Iona College (1957), obtained an M.A. at Boston College (1959), and a Ph.D. at Cornell University (1965). He taught at St. Michael's College in Vermont (1965-1970) and subsequently at Camden College of Arts and Sciences of Rutgers University (1970-1998). He is now Professor Emeritus at Rutgers and, since 1998, a Researcher in Residence at the John Carter Brown Library. He is the author of several books, including Popes, Lawyers, and Infidels (1979) and Empire and Order (1999) and a number of articles on canon and international law.

"Planting Colonists: Empire as Horticulture," Volume 78, Issue 1-2, Fall 2021-Spring 2022.

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Thomas Renna

Thomas Renna is professor of history emeritus from Saginaw Valley State University MI. After receiving his doctorate in medieval history from Brown University in 1970 he taught medieval, ancient Rome, Renaissance, and the Middle East until 2013. He is the author of 140 journal articles in medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern European history, and five books, including The Idea of Jerusalem in Medieval Europe, 400-1300 (2002), and The Conflict between the Papacy and Holy Roman Empire during the Early Avignon Era, 1300-1360 (2013).

  • "The Boston Globe: Immigration Restriction and Eugenics  1910-1939," Volume 78, Issue 1-2, Fall 2021-Spring 2022.