Margaret Manchester

Associate Professor

Contact Information:


Ruane Center for the Humanities 118


Ph.D. - Clark University

Area(s) of Expertise:

American History, Cold War, American Diplomatic

Selected Publications:

Manchester, M. (2021) "Charlie Kersten's War": A Catholic Crusader Goes to Congress. Cold War History.(21), 121-138.

Manchester, M. (2021) The Corporate Dimension of the Cold War in Hungary: ITT and the Vogeler/Sanders Case Reconsidered. Journal of Cold War History.(23), 41-74.

Manchester, M. (2019) Puritan Families and Community in the English Atlantic World: Being A Family “Much Afflicted with Conscience” . London and New York: Taylor and Francis

Manchester, M. (2017) A Family “much afflicted with conscience”: The Verins and the Puritan Order. Journal of Family History.(42), 211-235.

Selected Presentations:

Manchester, M. . Eötvös Loránd Tudományosegyetem (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary - "“The Vogeler/Sanders Case Revisited”" October, 2022

Manchester, M. The Society for the Historians of American Foreign Relations. (SHAFR), Washington, DC - " “Charlie Kersten’s War: A Cold War Crusade to Free the Captive Nations” " June, 2019

Manchester, M. British International History Group. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland - "“It might be a losing game, but there was still a chance that we could win”: The Vogeler/Sanders Spy Trial and the Limits of Anglo-American Options behind the Iron Curtain in the Early Years of the Cold War”" September, 2016

Manchester, M. 25 Years: Fulbright Conference. University of Debrecen, Institute of British and American Studies, Debrecen, Hungary - "The Corporate Cold War in Hungary:  ITT and the Vogeler/Sanders Case Reconsidered" September, 2016

Manchester, M. Historians of the Twentieth Century US (HOTCUS). , Norwich, United Kingdom - "Paper: A 'Golden Age of Nassersim'? Changing Anglo-American Perceptions of Nasser's Egypt" June, 2015

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

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

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

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