Dr. Charlotte Carrington is an Assistant Professor of History, and she specializes in early American History. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall) in 2010. Her dissertation was entitled ‘Dissent and Identity in Seventeenth-Century New England,’ and is now a book project. Dr. Carrington’s research interests center on framing dissent, deviance and crime in early America in a wider Atlantic world context. Dr. Carrington is particularly interested in Thomas Morton, who founded the Ma-re Mount settlement (modern-day Quincy, MA), and she has written a biography of Morton for a book entitled Atlantic Lives: Biographies that Cross the Ocean (Brill, 2013). In addition to the book project, Dr. Carrington is currently finalizing an article entitled “‘The only college…in all America…it certainly must be also a tavern”: Town and Gown Deviants in Early Harvard and Cambridge’ for publication this year.
Dr. Carrington teaches the following courses:
America: Colony to Republic
Crime and Dissent in Early New England
Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America
Slavery in America
US survey I and II
The Early Modern Atlantic World in Action (with part of the course onboard the Oliver Hazard Perry sailing and exploring the Atlantic Ocean)