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Winter Storm Alert- Wednesday January 28, 2015

All classes are cancelled today, Wednesday January 28th, including all day school classes, graduate classes, and evening classes through the School of Continuing Education & School of Business. College offices are also closed. We expect to resume normal operations and all classes on Thursday, January 29th. For more information and updates, please go to

The weather line can be reached at 401-865-1012.

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Margaret Manchester

Assistant Professor
Department Chairperson, History

Contact Information:
Ruane Center for the Humanities 131


Ph.D. - Clark University

Area(s) of Expertise:

American History

Awards and Honors:

J. William Fulbright Scholar Award - US State Department, Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Joseph R. Accinno Excellence in Teaching Award - Providence College
Providence College Committee on Aid to Faculty Research (CAFR) Grant for project entitled, “The Verin Case: Marriage, Religion and Liberty of Conscience in 17th Century Rhode Island” - Providence College
Davis Grant - Providence College Committee for the Enhancement of Learning
Walter Craddock European/Asian/Middle Eastern Paper Prize - Southwest Historical Association

Recent Presentations:

Manchester, Margaret., British Association for American Studies, Birmingham, UK, "Paper: Wielding a 'Golden Scepter of Grace' and the 'Rod of Iron': The Paradox of 17th Century Puritan Marriage in New England". April, 2014.

Manchester, Margaret., Midwest Conference on British Studies, Toronto, Canada, "The Verins: Religion, Marriage, and Liberty of Conscience in 17th Century New England". October, 2012.

Manchester, Margaret., Midwestern Conference on British Studies, Toronto, Canada, "Paper: Marriage, Liberty of Conscience, and the Puritan Patriarchy". October, 2012.

Manchester, Margaret., American Studies Association, Philadelphia, PA, "Panel: American Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges". October, 2007.

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