Richard Godbeer

Richard Godbeer

Richard Godbeer (Ph.D., Brandeis University) is Professor of History and Director of the Humanities Research Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of The Devil's Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England (Cambridge University Press, 1992); Sexual Revolution in Early America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002); Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 (Oxford University Press, 2005); The Overflowing of Friendship: Love Between Men and the Creation of the American Republic (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009); and The Salem Witch Hunt: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2011). Godbeer is currently working on a joint biography of Elizabeth and Henry Drinker, a Quaker couple who lived in late eighteenth-century Philadelphia.

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