Charlene M. Boyer Lewis

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. Her next project is a study of Peggy Shippen Arnold and revolutionary America.

Lectures

  • Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: Celebrity and Aristocracy in the Early American Republic
  • Ladies and Gentlemen on Display: Creating Plantation Society at the Virginia Springs, 1790–1860
  • Peggy Shippen Arnold and Revolutionary America
  • The Architecture and Landscape of Antebellum Southern Identity: A View from the Virginia Springs
  • Love, Marriage, and Disappointment after the Revolution

Process: A Blog for American History

Televising the Revolution: Turn’s Peggy Shippen Arnold

http://www.processhistory.org/turn-peggy-shippen/