Debbie McNally is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Washington with primary fields in colonial and nineteenth-century United States history. As a recipient of the Faye Wilson Scholarship for United States History and the Thomas Powers Prize for Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Department of History, Debbie received her B.A. from the University of Washington in 2003, cum laude with distinction in History, and her M.A. in 2006.
Debbie's interests include slavery, race, gender and women’s history. Her dissertation, titled "Within Patriarchy: Gender and Power in Massachusetts's Congregational Churches, 1630-1730," contributes to the field of women’s history and colonial American history by complicating both the static concept of patriarchal New England society and the historiography which largely portrays Puritan women as either saints or disorderly sinners. It addresses the average Puritan woman’s religious experience, something that is lacking despite the plethora of studies on Puritan culture.
Debbie has served as the webmaster of Blackpast.org from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2009 to 2013.
|Barnett, Ferdinand Lee (1864?-1932)|
|Chenault, Kenneth Irvine (1951- )|
|Dorcas the blackmore (ca. 1620- ?)|
|Five Points District, New York City (1830s-1860s)|
|Freeman, Harry Lawrence (1869-1954)|
|Harlan, Robert James (1816-1897)|
|Johnson, Anthony (? – 1670)|
|Keckley, Elizabeth Hobbs (1818-1907)|
|Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church (1794- )|
|O'Neal, Stanley (1951- )|
BlackPast.org is an independent non-profit corporation 501(c)(3). It has no affiliation with the University of Washington. BlackPast.org is supported in part by a grant from Humanities Washington, a state-wide non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state of Washington, and contributions from individuals and foundations.