Linford Fisher

Brown University

Linford Fisher is associate professor of history at Brown University. He writes and teaches on religion, Native Americans, and slavery in colonial America. He received his doctorate from Harvard University in American religious history in 2008. He is the author of The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America and the co­author of Decoding Roger Williams: The Lost Essay of Rhode Island’s Founding Father, with J. Stanley Lemons and Lucas Mason­-Brown. He is currently working on a book­length project on Indian and African enslavement in colonial New England and several select English Atlantic islands, including Bermuda, Barbados, and Jamaica. Fisher is also the author of a dozen additional essays and book chapters on a wide variety of topics related to early American history. He has received numerous research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the American Antiquarian Society, the Newberry Library, the American Philosophical Society, Harvard University, Brown University, and, most recently, the American Council of Learned Societies.

VIDEOS
How did the French and Indian War affect life for native people?
What was the relationship between native people and European colonists?
Why should students consider diverse perspectives when studying the founding of the United States?
Who are you and what do you do?
What was life like for native people in the North American colonies?
Why were British goods important to colonists?
What was society like in colonial North America?
How were native people affected by the American Revolution?
How did colonial women express revolutionary ideas?
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