Mark Peterson

professor of history

Mark Peterson, professor and chair of history, teaches and writes about colonial America and the American Revolution. His specialty is Boston and New England. He is completing a book for Yale University Press titled The City-State of Boston: A Tragedy in Three Acts, 1630-1865. His earlier works include The Price of Redemption: The Spiritual Economy of Puritan New England (Stanford, 1997), as well as numerous articles and essays. He edits a regular column, "Common Reading," in the on-line journal of early American history Peterson's scholarly interests include the history of ideas about economic life, and the nature of community formation in the early modern Atlantic