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.
Rebecca A. Corso
Dr. Rebecca Corso is an Assistant Professor of Education at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. With almost 10 years of classroom teaching experience, she utilizes pedagogical theory and practical knowledge to cultivate supportive, impactful, and student-centered learning environments. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College in Secondary Education and History, a Master of Arts in Teaching and Foundations from Fairfield University, and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership from Northeastern University. Through her classroom teaching, research, and advocacy work, she seeks to upend harmful and exclusionary traditional narratives of American history in favor of a more inclusive and holistic picture of the past. When not in the classroom, Dr. Corso can be found skiing, cooking, or at home on Cape Cod with her husband, playing with their Bernese Mountain dog, Dennis.
"Anti-Racism in High School Social Studies Classrooms: Cultivating a More Inclusive Narrative of U.S. History," Volume 79, Issue 1, Fall 2022
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.
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.
Jonathan A. Hanna
Jonathan A. Hanna was born in Los Angeles, CA, and reared in Los Angeles, Baltimore County, and Greater Boston. He earned the Ph.D. in American history from the Claremont Graduate University. His principal areas of research include early national American political and intellectual history, the history of the American South, and early modern/modern European political thought and American political thought. His work has been supported by the North Caroliniana Society, the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina, and the Maryland Historical Society. He defended his dissertation, “Friends of Order: The Southern Federalist Persuasion in the Age of Jeffersonian Democracy,” in August 2020. His forthcoming monograph, derived from his dissertation, is under consideration with a major university press.
"'A General Union of the Continent': John Adams, Niccolò Machiavelli, and the Origins of Adams’s Political Imagination," Volume 79, Issue 1, Fall 2022
"At the Vestibule of Puritan Mores: The Primacy of Utopian VIsions in Colonial New England," Volume 75/76, Issue 2/1, Spring/Fall 2019
Barry J. Levy
Barry Levy is a Professor of Emeritus History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he taught Early American History. Inspired by brilliant teachers at Great Neck North Junior and Senior High Schools, he became a History major at Cornell University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. He received nine fellowships, including two at Harvard and one at The Institute for Advanced Study, and is a lifetime fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society. He is the author of ten articles and books: Quakers and the American Family: British Settlement in the Delaware Valley (Oxford University Press, 1991) and Town Born: The Political Economy of New England from its Origin to the Revolution (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014). Focusing on actual human experience, he currently studies the impact of New England settlers’ long history of organized violence on U.S. state formation and society.
"From Garrison Houses to Breed's Hill Redoubt: Settler Colonialism, Law, and Intergenerational Trauma in the Frontier Town of Groton, Massachusetts," Volume 79, Issue 1, Fall 2022
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.
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.
Lyle Nyberg is a lawyer turned historian. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston University School of Law. He has documented the history and architecture of more than 50 buildings in greater Boston and in the old seaside town of Scituate, Massachusetts. They are published in the state’s MACRIS online database. Lyle is a long-time member of the Scituate Historical Society, gives talks on historical topics, and runs a website with historical information. He is the author of several books, including Summer Suffragists (2020), On a Cliff (2021), and Seacoast Scituate By Air (2022).
"Sunnycroft: A Scituate Summer Estate," Volume 79, Issue 1, Fall 2022
Anna M. Peterson
Anna M. Peterson researches and teaches within the fields of immigration history, women’s and gender history, social history, and indigenous history with a geographic focus on Europe, Scandinavia, Norway, and the U.S. She maintains an active presence in the local and regional birth communities, where she practices as a doula and co-leads the Decorah Breastfeeding Support Group.
"The History and Future of Abortion in the United State," Volume 79, Issue 1, Fall 2022