Missy Wolfe is a historian who has researched earliest Connecticut history for many years and lectures on it regionally. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and is a former advertising strategist and copywriter in New York. Her book, Insubordinate Spirit A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America, was awarded The Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence in 2014.
"Missy Wolfe's work is an important contribution to the literature of New Netherland."Dr. Charles Gehring, Director, The New Netherland Research Center "Wolfe has the rare ability to glean rich and engaging stories of real people from centuries-old archival sources."Ondine Le BlancDirector of Publications, Massachusetts Historical Society "Missy Wolfe's work on Greenwich's earliest history has made a huge contribution to our understanding of this complex period in time wrapped in so much Romanticism."Debra Mecky, Ph.D., Executive Director, Greenwich Historical Society "Extremely informative and corrects a lot of folklore."Ron Marcus, Stamford Historical Society "The real treasure of this work is the uncovering of the lost world of the New Netherland / New England borderlands. Wolfe's focus on Elizabeth lets her get at this in a way that the majority of accounts, which focus on men, miss."Evan Haefeli, Associate Professor of History, Columbia University