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Walter Woodward's Biography (Books)

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Walter Woodward is connecticut state historian, an associate professor at the University of Connecticut. Walter Woodward teaches American Environmental History, Public History, and an honors American Studies course focused on the Connecticut River, as well as courses in Connecticut history. He is the author of Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1675 (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), numerous articles on New England history, and is a regular columnist for Connecticut Explored magazine. A former hit country music songwriter and performer, Woodward's knowledge, sense of humor, and richly illustrated PowerPoint presentations have made him one of New England's most sought after public lecturers.

Walter Woodward's Areas of Specialty: Early American/Atlantic World history, History of Connecticut, Public History

Current Research Interests: Alchemy, & the Creation of New England Culture in the 17th Century; John Winthrop, Jr. (1606-1676); The Connecticut Diaspora: Outmigration to Vermont, New York and the Western Reserve, 1763-1820; Music as a Medium of Intercultural Communication.

Source: http://history.uconn.edu/faculty-by-name/walter-woodward/

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