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RichardE. Bond

Richard E. Bond

Associate Professor of History
Chair of History

Degrees Held

B.A., Fordham University
M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Office Location: 24 Blocker Hall
Phone: 757-455-3355
- History

Dr. Bond received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, where he specialized in the history of the colonial Atlantic world. His teaching interests range broadly, and include slavery and African American life, religion, colonial culture, and even pirates. Bond's current research focuses more narrowly on free and enslaved African Americans in colonial New York. "Moving to a small, liberal arts college is very exciting for me because the college fosters an environment of exchange and learning," he says. "Teaching in such a place permits me wonderful opportunities to know my students, to teach them, and to learn from them."

“How to Create a Cult: Reflections on Make-Believe and Historical Contingency in the History Classroom”, The History Teacher, 46.4 (August 2013): 531-46

“Failing Lessons: Tales of Disastrous Assignments,” Perspectives on History (January 2013

From Jamestown to Jefferson: The Evolution of Religious Freedom in Virginia, Paul Rasor and Richard E. Bond, eds. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011

“Piratical Americans: Representations of Piracy and Authority in mid-Twentieth-Century Swashbucklers,” Journal of American Culture 33:4 (December 2010): 309-21

Perspectives On Life After the History Ph.D.  Richard Bond and Pillarisetti Sudhir, eds., Washington D.C.: The American Historical Association, 2006

 “Shaping a Conspiracy: Black Testimony in the 1741 New York Plot,” Early American Studies Volume 5, Number 1 (Spring 2007): 63-94