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Barry Levy

Professor of History

bjl@history.umass.edu

(413) 545-6772

Herter Hall 604

Ph.D., Pennsylvania University (1976).

Professor Barry Levy has won two Mellon, two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and a Warren, and American Council of Learned Societies fellowship. He has been a fellow at Harvard University, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Institute of Advanced Study (Princeton, New Jersey). He is the author of Quakers and the American Family: British Settlement in the Delaware Valley, 1650-1780 (New York, Oxford University Press, 1988) and Town Born: The Political Economy of New England Towns from their Settlement to the Revolution (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania University Press, 2009). Levy is currently working on a sequel to his work on the political economy of New England towns, tentatively called "The Problem of Massachusetts in the British and American Empires, 1690-1820.”

Research Areas

Early American history

Publications

The Problem of Massachusetts in the British and American Empires, 1690-1820 (forthcoming)

Town Born: The Political Economy of New England Towns from their Settlement to the Revolution. Pennsylvania University Press, 2009.

Quakers and the American Family: British Settlement in the Delaware Valley, 1650-1780. Oxford University Press, 1988.

Courses Recently Taught

Graduate Courses
Early American Social History
Topics in Early American History