Travelers in twilight

Hi, and welcome to my new website! This will be a space where I share more about my research, discuss some of the larger issues facing historians and the world, and provide insight into what those of us in historical professions do. New blog content will be appearing in the coming weeks. Until then, here is a thought-provoking quote from a classic study of community life in early Virginia:

“As visitors to the past . . . we confess ourselves neither poets nor empiricists but something in between: travelers in twilight who only hope to see things as they really were.”

Darret B. Rutman & Anita H. Rutman, A Place in Time: Middlesex County, Virginia, 1650-1750 (New York, 1984).


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