Charlene M. Boyer Lewis
Charlene M. Boyer Lewis is a professor of history and the director of the American studies program at Kalamazoo College. She specializes in women's history, southern history, and American cultural and social history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is the author of Ladies and Gentlemen on Display: Planter Society at the Virginia Springs, 1790–1860 (2001), which focuses on the creation of southern planter identity at Virginia mountain resorts, and Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: An American Aristocrat in the Early Republic (2012), which examines one woman's active role in the debates over society and culture in the early republic. She recently co-edited an essay collection, Women in Goerge Washington's World (2022), which also included her essay on Peggy Arnold and George Washington at West Point. Her next project is a study of Peggy Shippen Arnold and revolutionary America.