Dr Rachel Williams

Dr Rachel Williams

Lecturer in American History

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Humanities

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Cambridge)
  • MA (University of Nottingham)
  • PhD / DPhil (University of Nottingham)

Summary

Dr Rachel Williams teaches American history, with a particular focus on the social history of the 19th century.

She is currently completing a monograph on civilian relief agencies during the American Civil War, exploring the role of philanthropy, evangelical postmillennialism, and bureaucratisation in the Union war effort.

Convenor:

American History: Birth of a Nation

The Fire Next Time: From Slavery to Civil Rights

The Civil War in History and Culture

Module Tutor:

Introduction to the American Year Abroad

Contemporary America in Context

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family: by Sara Georgini, New York: Oxford University Press, 2019, Pp. 284, $34.95 (hbk), $21.59 (e-book), ISBN 9780190882587, ISBN 9780190882594

Williams, R. (2020). Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family: by Sara Georgini, New York: Oxford University Press, 2019, Pp. 284, $34.95 (hbk), $21.59 (e-book), ISBN 9780190882587, ISBN 9780190882594. American Nineteenth Century History, 21(2), 188-190. https://doi.org/10.1080/14664658.2020.1789345

Response to Deborah Willis, the Black Civil War Soldier: Conflict and Citizenship

Williams, R. (2017). Response to Deborah Willis, the Black Civil War Soldier: Conflict and Citizenship. Journal of American Studies, 51(2), 339-347. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021875817000494

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

The Meaning of Civil War Uniforms

Funder

AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council

Grant

£6,250.00

Started

1 June 2023

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Williams welcomes applications for supervision in the social and cultural history of 19th-century America, American reform and philanthropy, and American Christianity.

Committee/Steering group role

Secretary, British Association for American Studies

2018

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2018

Member, Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians

2016

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