Participant Info

First Name
Rebecca Brenner
Last Name
American University
Website URL
Early United States, politics and religion, postal history, public history, religion state relations
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Personal Info

About Me

Rebecca Brenner Graham is a PhD candidate in history at American University in Washington, DC, writing her dissertation on American nineteenth-century religion-state relations through the lens of Sunday mail delivery. She teaches history at an all-girls college-preparatory boarding/day school, The Madeira School in McLean, VA. Rebecca holds a masters degree with a concentration in public history from American University and a bachelors degree with majors in history (honors) and philosophy (Phi Beta Kappa) from Mount Holyoke College. She has consulted on curating, digital, and oral history projects in the greater Washington, DC area. Rebecca blogs for the United States Intellectual History (USIH) blog, contributes to the Jewish Women’s Archive, and published in Contingent Magazine, Public Seminar, and Made by History at The Washington Post.

Recent Publications

Contributor, Jewish Women’s Archive, 2019-Present.

Blogger, United States Intellectual History (USIH) Blog, 2018-Present.

Attacking Sunday voting is part of a long tradition of controlling Black Americans,” Made by History at The Washington Post, 4 March 2021.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Abraham Lincoln, and American Jewish History,” Reprinted in History News Network, 28 September 2020.

The woman behind Elizabeth Warren’s blueprint for the presidency,” Made by History at The Washington Post, 23 September 2019.

No Refuge,” Contingent Magazine, 23 August 2019.

What Happens When Laws Enforce the Sabbath?” Public Seminar, 30 July 2019.

Women’s colleges should admit trans students. It’s wholly consistent with their mission,” Made by History at The Washington Post, 10 January 2019.

How to stop President Trump’s latest attacks on immigrants,” Made by History at The Washington Post, 13 August 2018.

Media Coverage
American Girls Podcast; Mainely History Podcast; Quoted in Salon
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Government, Museums, Politics, Public History, Religion