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Margaret Manchester


Photo of faculty memberAssistant Professor
Director, Faculty Resident Director - Providence in Rome program

Contact Information:
Ruane Center for the Humanities 131


Ph.D. - Clark University

Area(s) of Expertise:

American History

Awards and Honors:

Travel Grant - Harry S. Truman Presidential Library
CAFR Research/Travel Grant - Providence College Committee to Aid Research
J. William Fulbright Scholar Award - US State Department, Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Joseph R. Accinno Excellence in Teaching Award - Providence College
Providence College Committee on Aid to Faculty Research (CAFR) Grant for project entitled, “The Verin Case: Marriage, Religion and Liberty of Conscience in 17th Century Rhode Island” - Providence College

Selected Publications:

Manchester, Margaret. (2017). A Family “much afflicted with conscience”: The Verins and the Puritan Order. Journal of Family History42 (3), 211-235. Sage Publications.

Recent Presentations:

Manchester, Margaret., British International History Group, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, "“It might be a losing game, but there was still a chance that we could win”: The Vogeler/Sanders Spy Trial and the Limits of Anglo-American Options behind the Iron Curtain in the Early Years of the Cold War”". September, 2016.

Manchester, Margaret., 25 Years: Fulbright Conference, University of Debrecen, Institute of British and American Studies, Debrecen, Hungary, "The Corporate Cold War in Hungary:  ITT and the Vogeler/Sanders Case Reconsidered". September, 2016.

Manchester, Margaret., Historians of the Twentieth Century US (HOTCUS), Norwich, United Kingdom, "Paper: A 'Golden Age of Nassersim'? Changing Anglo-American Perceptions of Nasser's Egypt". June, 2015.

Manchester, Margaret., British Association for American Studies, Birmingham, UK, "Paper: Wielding a 'Golden Scepter of Grace' and the 'Rod of Iron': The Paradox of 17th Century Puritan Marriage in New England". April, 2014.

Manchester, Margaret., Midwest Conference on British Studies, Toronto, Canada, "The Verins: Religion, Marriage, and Liberty of Conscience in 17th Century New England". October, 2012.

Manchester, Margaret., Midwestern Conference on British Studies, Toronto, Canada, "Paper: Marriage, Liberty of Conscience, and the Puritan Patriarchy". October, 2012.

Manchester, Margaret., American Studies Association, Philadelphia, PA, "Panel: American Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges". October, 2007.

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