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Nancy L. Schultz

Nancy Lusignan Schultz is a retired professor of English and author whose work focuses on the history of U.S. Catholicism, American Studies, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Salem, Massachusetts. She is author of several books, including the award-winning Fire and Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834 (Free Press, 2000), and Mrs. Mattingly's Miracle: The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure that Shocked Washington City (Yale UP, 2011 and the reprint edition of 2015). Since 1983 she was a faculty member at Salem State University, including Professor Emeritus from 2020 to her retirement.

Schultz is currently Chair of the Swampscott Historical Commission, which is trying to save the General Glover Farmhouse, the 1700s colonial home of Revolutionary War hero General John Glover. For more information, see

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The farmhouse of General John Glover, one of the great heroes of the American Revolution, is scheduled to be demolished after July 1, 2024.