Hannah Bailey

Graduate Student

Email : hebailey@email.wm.edu
Current Research : Female memory of the American Revolution


Hannah graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010, with degrees in History and French, and a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. In her undergraduate studies, Hannah examined the Marquis de Lafayette’s hero construction before, during, and after his participation in the American Revolution. Hannah’s interests in gender and historic memory have led her to study Elizabeth Jaquelin Ambler’s papers in her work towards her master’s thesis. Ambler was an unofficial, modest, and reluctant early nineteenth-century historian and genealogist. Ambler’s writings speak to her belief in the importance of female education and record keeping in post-Revolutionary Virginia, and will help Hannah explore how women remembered, defined, and recorded their experiences during the American Revolution.