Participant Info

First Name
Alexi
Last Name
Garrett
Affiliation
Iona College
Website URL
www.AlexiGarrett.com
Keywords
Early America, early American Republic, American Founding Era, women, gender, business, capitalism, slavery, slave owners, penitentiaries, industrialism, the South, American South, Virginia
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About Me

I am the 2020-2022 Institute of Thomas Paine Studies and University of Virginia Press Post-Doctoral Fellow at Iona College. I am an early American historian. I research how elite, unmarried white women (legally classified as feme soles) commercially related to the people they enslaved, and how they managed slave-manned enterprises in the American revolutionary and early national periods.

Ph.D. University of Virginia (2020)
M.A. University of Virginia (2016)
B.A. St. Olaf College (2012)

I have given papers at conferences with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Southern Historical Association, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the New-York Historical Society, among others.

I worked as a Teaching Assistant for: Anglo-Saxon England; The Era of the American Revolution; Modern China; and Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Recent Publications

Book Reviews
Review of Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America by Catherine E. Kelly, Journal of History and Cultures, Issue 8 (Feb. 2018)

Other Publications 
“Jefferson’s Competition in the Richmond Nail Selling Business,” blog post for Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, forthcoming

“Martha Washington & Widowhood at Mount Vernon,” Mount Vernon Magazine, Spring 2020 issue

“From Feme Sole to Feme Covert: The Case of Anna Coles Payne Causten,” The Dolley Madison Digital Edition, ed. Holly C. Shulman, University of Virginia Press (forthcoming)

“Pious Widow, Loving Mother, Slave Owner, Salt Mine Manager, and Patrick Henry’s Beloved Sister: A Brief History of Annie Henry Christian,” News from Red Hill, The Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation (2019)

“Selected collections relating to Canada,” manuscript guide for Colonial North American Project, Harvard Library, http://colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/spotlight/cna/feature/canada  (2018)

Feme sole” entry, “Daily Life through History” series, The World o Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, ed. Alexandra Kindell, ABC-CLIO, LLC. (2018)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Capitalism, Colonialism, Gender, Slavery, Women