What advice would you give
to a student reading these letters?
How would you move beyond the letters
to place them in a larger context?
Anne Murphy's primary interest is US cultural history, with a particular
focus on the late 18th and the 19th century. Important related
interests are women's history and social history. These interests not only
animate her teaching and research, but her activities in public history
as well. During the past couple of years, she has consulted for both the
National Park Service and the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian.
She also maintains a broad interest in the field of American Studies as
Associate Editor of American Quarterly. Murphy's publications include
"Interpreting Slavery in the National Parks," with Michele Gates-Moresi
and Marguerite Rodney; "The Petitioning of Artisans and Operatives," in
American Artisans: Explorations;Ten Hours Labor: Religion, Reform
and Gender in Early New England; and Women and Historical Imagination
in the Early Republic (forthcoming).