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Jean R. Soderlund

Professor Emerita

PHD, Temple, 1982

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Additional Interests

  • Colonial America
  • African American
  • U.S. Women

Research Statement

Professor Soderlund is a historian of 17th and 18th century British America, with special interest in questions of ethnicity, gender, religion, and class. Her most recent book, Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn (2015) was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. She has also authored Quakers and Slavery: A Divided Spirit, co-authored Freedom by Degrees: Emancipation in Pennsylvania and Its Aftermath, and published articles on women in colonial British America. She is currently researching a social history of colonial West New Jersey.