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OUR Alumni

Margaret Newell

Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

Sponsor: University College Dublin

Institution: Ohio State University

Year: 2024

Margaret Ellen Newell is a Professor of early American History at Ohio State University. She authored From Dependency to Independence, a book on the economic origins of the American Revolution, and the groundbreaking Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery, which won the James A. Rawley Prize for the best book on the history of race relations in the U.S. Recently, Newell published articles on Native Americans who escaped slavery, on slave testimony, and on Indigenous uprisings across the Western Hemisphere in 1676, and she leads a research project on African American and Native American citizenship, 1780-1950. Professor Newell has appeared in a documentary on Native American slavery and the podcast Ben Franklin’s World, and her lectures on revolutionary constitutions have been televised. In Spring she will work on a biography of William and Ellen Craft (who fled slavery to fight for Black freedom across three continents) and teach about U.S. history and citizenship.

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