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Mark Peterson, professor of history

Mark Peterson

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 Common-place.org.

Peterson's scholarly interests include the history of ideas about economic life, and the nature of community formation in the early modern Atlantic

Posts by Mark Peterson

4-23-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Campaign Finance and the Lessons of 1776
5-11-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?More false attacks on what and how we teach at Berkeley