Will B. Mackintosh

I am an assistant professor of history at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. My specialties are early American history, cultural and intellectual history, the history of travel and tourism, and the cultural history of capitalism. More broadly speaking, my historical sensibility derives from growing up in the rust belt, where a thoughtful child is impelled to look to the past in order to explain the faded world around him.

This site is a portal to my research and teaching interests.  I also blog as the spirit moves me, about a range of topics of personal and professional interest.