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William & Mary
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girlhood, childhood, education, boarding schools, geography education, literacy, novels, needlework, textiles, material culture, American South
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About Me

Emily is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in History at William & Mary. Her dissertation examines the relationship between place and identity among elite, white girls who lived in the American South during the early national and antebellum periods.

In 2017, Emily received a M.A. in History from William & Mary. Her master’s portfolio examined the relationship between novels and women’s education in the early American republic, with a focus on the gothic and seduction genres.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Founding Era, Children & Youth, Gender, Material Culture, Sexuality, Women