Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson is a Professor of History at Yale University, specializing in early North America and the Atlantic world. After earning his Ph.D. in History at Harvard University, he taught at the University of Iowa and at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Chair of the History Department. He is the author most recently of The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865, and also of The Price of Redemption: The Spiritual Economy of Puritan New England.

Interviews with Mark Peterson

The best books on New England, recommended by Mark Peterson

New England: it’s the northeastern-most region of the United States, encompasses six states, is slightly larger than England itself, and half of it is rural, remote Maine. Yale Professor Mark Peterson introduces us to the rich history of New England, going back to its Puritan roots and the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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