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Miller Book

Douglas Miller

Indians on the Move: Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentith Century

Carlson Book

Thomas Carlson

Christianity in Fifteenth Century Iraq

Zeide Cover

Anna Zeide

Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry

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Digital History Projects

Syriac gazetteer

 Dr. Thomas Carlson is co-editing The Syriac Gazetteer, a dictionary of Syriac cultural geography

Richard Boles

Richard J Boles

Richard J. Boles, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The George Washington University

Address 115 Murray (South)

Spring 2019 Office Hours: By appointment only.  

Colonial and Revolutionary America;  Native American History; African American History; American Religious History 

Richard Boles specializes in early American and United States history, particularly African American and Native American history from the colonial era to the middle of the nineteenth century, and American religious history. Boles researches race relations in northeastern Protestant churches from 1730 to 1850, and he is revising his first book manuscript. This work examines the transition from racially diverse churches during the early eighteenth century to separate American Indian and African American congregations by the early nineteenth century in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Boles shows that a significant portion of northern Protestants worshiped in interracial churches between 1730 and 1820. He has also begun a second book project that will survey American religious history from the perspective of Indians and African Americans between 1565 and 1865.

His research has been supported by a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Grant, an Albert J. Beveridge Grant, a Gilder Lehrman Research Fellowship, an American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship, a Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowship, and other grants.

Courses  Taught
HIST 1103 Survey of American History
HIST 2343 Religion in America
HIST 3613 Colonial America to 1750
HIST 3623 Era of the American Revolution
HIST 4153 African American History to 1865
HIST 5120 Graduate Reading Seminar on Colonial and Revolutionary America
REL 4033 - American Christianity through the Colonial Period