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First Name
Emily
Last Name
Wells
Affiliation
College of William and Mary
Website URL
https://www.wm.edu/as/history/gradprogram/graduate-student-bios/wells_e.php
Keywords
early American republic, women's education, boarding schools, geography education, literacy, novels, needlework, textiles, material culture
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About Me

Emily is a third-year student in the History Ph.D. program at the College of William and Mary. She studies women’s education in the early American republic, with a particular interest in boarding schools, geography education, sampler-making, and literacy.

In 2017, Emily received an M.A. in History from William and 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 Founding Era, Children & Youth, Gender, Material Culture, Sexuality, Women