Mary Beth Norton

Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History
History, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

325 McGraw Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: 607) 255-8862

Mary Beth Norton

Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History
History, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
American Revolution; colonial America; Early American women and gender; Salem witch trials

Current Research Interest
Events of the months between the Boston Tea Party, December 1773, and the outbreak of fighting at Lexington and Concord, April 1775

Distinction
American Historical Association President
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Philosophical Society
Pulitzer Prize in History Finalist
Cornell University Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow
Allan Nevins Prize for best-written dissertation in American history

Selected Publications
Norton, Mary Beth. Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011.

Norton, Mary Beth. In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.

Cornell Research Website Article
It Was the Year, 1774