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Abby Chandler

Abby Chandler, Ph.D. Associate Professor


Early American History, Public History

Educational Background

B.A. with Distinction in History, Colby College

M.A. in American History, UMass Amherst
Ph.D. in History, University of Maine at Orono


Academic Journal Articles and Books

  • Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750: Steering Toward England, Ashgate, Fall 2015. “From Birthing Chamber to Court Room: The Medical and Legal Communities of the Colonial Essex County Midwife,” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015; 10 (1):109-137.
  • “Captives, Slaves and Writers: Teaching Olaudah Equiano as Captivity Narrative,” in Eric Lamore, Ed., Teaching the Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, University of Tennessee Press, 2012.
  • “‘And the author of wickedness surely is most to be blamed’: The Deposition of Debora Proctor,” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, 2011; 28 (2), 312-327.

Digital Articles and Interviews