Holly Snyder is North American History librarian at the Brown University Library. She earned her Ph.D. in American history from Brandeis University and was previously a post-doctoral fellow in Modern Jewish Studies at Hampshire College. Her forthcoming book is entitled Geographical Destinies: Jewish Identity and Social Place in the British Atlantic World, 1654–1831. Her publications include articles in Jewish History, William and Mary Quarterly, Rhode Island Jewish Historical Notes and a chapter in Women and American Judaism. She has taught American and American Jewish history at Hampshire College, Smith College, Boston University, Northeastern University and Bentley College.