Musselwhite Interviewed by John Fea of The Author's Corner

The Rise of Plantation Society in the Chesapeake (University of Chicago Press, 2018).

Fea:  What led you to write Urban Dreams, Rural Commonwealth?

Musselwhite:  As an undergraduate taking courses on medieval and early modern  Europe, I became fascinated by the idea that towns and cities were miniature self-governing communes. In graduate school I decided to pursue early American history, . . . (full interview here).

The interview is based on Prof. Musselwhite's new book, Urban Dreams, Rural Commonwealth: