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University of Tampa
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loyalist women, loyalists, letters, journals, life-writing, American Revolution, sentimental fiction, Grace Growden Galloway, Anna Rawle, Rebecca Shoemaker, Elizabeth Drinker, Deborah Norris Logan, loyalty, pacifism, neutralism, disaffected, Quakers, rape and war, print culture, epistolarity, letter-writing, eighteenth century, eighteenth-century
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About Me

Dr. Kacy Dowd Tillman is Co-Director of Honors and Associate Professor of English and Writing at the University of Tampa. She studies early American life writing, particularly loyalist women’s letters and diaries of the American Revolution, a subject about which she has published in Early American Literature, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Legacy, and Literature of the Early American Republic. She is a subject editor for the electronic journal Age of Revolutions. And her article “Constructing Female Loyalism” is part of The Consequences of Loyalism: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Calhoon. Her manuscript, Stripped and Script: Loyalist Women Writers of the American Revolution, is being published by the University of Massachusetts Press in August 2019.

Recent Publications


Stripped and Script: Loyalist Women Writers of the American Revolution, Boston: University of Massachusetts Press (2019). ISBN: 978-1-62534-432-8

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals & Books 

“Constructing Female Loyalism.” The Consequences of Loyalism: Essays in Honors of Robert Calhoon. Eds. Rebecca Brannon and Joseph Moore. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2019.

“Paper Bodies: Letters and Letter-Writing in the Early American Novel.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. 35.2 (2016): 123-144.

“Women Left Behind: Female loyalism, coverture, and Grace Growden Galloway’s Empire of Self” in Women’s Narratives and the Formation of Empire Eds. Mary Balkun and Susan Imbarrato. New York: Palgrave, 2016. ISBN: 9781137559906

“Eliza Lucas Pinckney as Cultural Broker: Reconsidering a South Carolinian Legacy.” Southern Studies. 18.2 (Fall-Winter 2011): 49-65.

“The Epistolary Salon: Examining Eighteenth-Century American Letter-Writing as a Vehicle for Female Political Engagement.” Literature of the Early American Republic. 3 (2011): 62 – 80.

Magazine Articles

Column: Having it All? for Creative Loafing

I forgot the Juice Box at the Rally Against Racism

An Afternoon at Aldi in the Apocalypse

Ashes to Ashes: A Mom Reflects on the Parkland Massacre


Review of Kelroy by Rebecca Rush. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, 35.1 (2018): 106-108.

Review of The Edinburgh Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Letters and Letter-

Writing, Ed. by Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judie Newman, and Matthew Pethers. American Literary History. (2017).

“A Nation Apart, Together,” review of Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution. By Sarah Crabtree. Common-Place. 17.2.5 (2017). http://common-

Review of Letters and Cultural Transformations in the United States, 1760 – 1860. Ed. by Theresa Strouth Gaul and Sharon M. Harris. Early American Literature. 47.1 (2012): 239-242.


Electronic Publications

“Writing Rape in the American Revolution,” Sexing Histories of Revolution Roundtable, Age of Revolutions, April 17, 2017. the-american-revolution

“Loyalist Women and the Fight for the Right to Entry,” Age of Revolutions, March 14, 2016. entry/

“Filial Piety in The History of Constantius and Pulchera.” Just Teach One Teaching Series.Common-Place. 13 June 2013.

“What is a Female Loyalist?” Common-Place. 13.4 (2013). vol-13/no-04/tillman/


Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, Book History, Gender, Literary History, Sexual Violence, Women