Charlotte Carrington-Farmer

Charlotte Carrington-Farmer
Charlotte Carrington-FarmerAssistant Professor of History

Contact Information

(401) 254-3095ccarrington-farmer@rwu.eduGHH 211Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Colonial America and the Early Modern Atlantic World


University of Cambridge

Dr. Charlotte Carrington is an Assistant Professor of History, and she specializes in early American History. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall) in 2010. Her dissertation was entitled ‘Dissent and Identity in Seventeenth-Century New England,’ and is now a book project tentatively titled: ‘Vice in the Land of Canaan: Crime and Dissent in “Puritan” New England.’  She published a biography of Thomas Morton in: Atlantic Lives: Biographies that Cross the Ocean (Leiden and Boson: Brill, 2014).  Dr. Carrington-Farmer has reviewed books for History: Reviews of New Books and the Equine History Collective. Dr. Carrington-Farmer has written pieces for The Junto and The Spectacle of Toleration Blog. Her new research project considers horses in the early modern Atlantic World. She has written a chapter entitled ‘Trading Horses in the Eighteenth Century: Rhode Island and the Atlantic World,’ which is due to come out by the end of 2017 in: Kristen Guest and Monica Mattfeld, eds., Equine Cultures: Horses, Human Society, and the Discourse of Modernity, 1700-Present (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.)

Dr. Carrington teaches the following courses:

  • Witchcraft in the Atlantic World
  • Pirates, Sailors, and Whalers: America and the Atlantic World
  • Crime and Dissent in Early New England
  • Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Dimensions of History
  • US survey I and II
  • Core 102: The Challenges of Democracy

Dr. Carrington-Farmer runs Community Partnership Center History (CPC) projects. Previous projects include:

  • Central Falls battle sites in King Philip’s War (1675-1676)
  •  Newport Restoration Foundation 18th Century Houses
  •  Early Women in Sail Boat Racing with the Herreshoff Museum
  • Warren’s Early Oyster Industry
  • General Burnside and the Civil War with the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society

Dr. Carrington uses ‘Reacting to the Past’ (RTTP) in Core 102. RTTP involves elaborate games, set in the past, in which students are assigned roles informed by classic texts in the history of ideas. This allows students to “live” in a particular historical moment and take control of the classroom. See: