Margaret Ellen Newell
she, her, hers
265 Dulles Hall
230 Annie & John Glenn Avenue
Areas of Expertise
- Colonial and Revolutionary American History; Atlantic World
- Native American History
- Power, Culture, and the State
- Race, Ethnicity and Nation
- Argentina and the South Atlantic
- Comparative Revolutions
- A.B. in History and Spanish, Brown University; M.A. and Ph.D. in Early American History with minor field in Colonial Latin America, University of Virginia
Margaret Ellen Newell received her A.B. in History and Spanish from Brown University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Early American History from the University of Virginia.
Her research and teaching interests include colonial and Revolutionary America, Native American History, the history of slavery, economic history, material culture, and comparative colonial American/Latin American History. Her most recent book, Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery won the 2016 James A. Rawley prize for the best book on the history of race relations in the U.S., awarded by the Organization of American Historians and also received the Peter J. Gomes Memorial Prize for 2016 from the Massachusetts Historical Society. Other publications include From Dependency to Independence: Economic Revolution in Colonial New England (Cornell University Press, 1998; new edition 2015); “Sarah Chauqum: Eighteenth Century Rhode Island and Connecticut,” in As If She Were Free: A Collective Biography of Women and Emancipation in the Americas, ed. Erica Ball, Tatiana Seijas, and Terri Snyder (Cambridge University Press, 2020); “In the Borderlands of Race and Freedom (and Genre): Embedded Indian and African Slave Testimony in Eighteenth-Century New England,” Hearing Enslaved Voices: African and Indian Slave Testimony in French and British America, 1700-1848 ed. Sophie White and Trevor Burnard (Routledge, 2020); “Putting the `Political’ Back in Political Economy (This is Not Your Parents’ Mercantilism),” William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 69 (Jan. 2012), 57-62
Professor Newell’s research has received support from the John Nicholas Brown Center, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Huntington Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Carter Brown Library, the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the American Historical Association. She received the university's Distinguished Scholar Award in 2020 and the Harlan Hatcher Award for distinguished teaching, research, and service in 2019. In 2019, at the invitation of the U.S. State Department, she spoke to audiences at universities and NGO's in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Archangelsk, Russia.
Personal website: https://u.osu.edu/newell.20/