Associate Professor Jenny Shaw has been named the winner of the 2020 Lester J. Cappon Award, 1965-2019, which is given annually to the author of the best article published in the William & Mary Quarterly. Shaw’s award was in recognition of her April 2020 WMQ article, “‘In the Name of the Mother’: The Story of […]
Briana Royster is a Tuscaloosa native who earned her BA in History in 2012, as well as MA’s in History (2014) and Women’s Studies (2015). Though she entered undergrad as an engineering student, after returning to school following a break in her studies, she decided to switch to History. Royster wasn’t entirely sure what she […]
On 31 August 2017, Dr. Karen Ordahl Kupperman, Silver Professor of History Emerita at New York University, delivered a talk to the History Department entitled, “Double Agents in Early Jamestown: Pocahontas, Thomas Savage, Henry Spelman, and Robert Poole.” Kupperman’s scholarship focuses on the 16th and 17th century Atlantic World, and her presentation focused on the […]
Thousands of people found themselves living in new and strange circumstances as the Atlantic Ocean was transformed from a barrier to a pathway in the sixteenth century. Jamestown, England’s precarious early seventeenth-century colony, was filled with people whose “true” identity was unclear, including Pocahontas, and three English boys, Thomas Savage, Henry Spelman, and Robert Poole. […]
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