Ann Little

Ann Little

Ann M. Little is the author of Abraham in Arms: War and Gender in Colonial New England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 2007) and The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright (Yale University Press, 2016).  In 2008, Abraham in Arms was recognized with an Honourable Mention for the Albert B. Corey Prize/Prix Corey awarded jointly by the American Historical Association and the Canadian Historical Association. She has held fellowships at the Newberry Library, the Huntington Library and the Massachusetts Historical Society, and is an elected member of the Council of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, class of 2018.

Little has also written for Common-place, and chapters from Abraham in Arms were excerpted in Women’s America: Refocusing the Past and Major Problems in American Women’s History.  In addition to her purely scholarly work, Little blogs about history, feminism and the academic life at Historiann. You can find her on Twitter at @Historiann.

Little has appeared on the TLC show Who Do You Think You Are, with Tom Bergeron to help him understand more about his French Canadian roots, and she also appeared with Jean Smart in 2018 to discuss her ancestor who was an accused witch in Massachusetts in 1692.  You can also see Little on C-SPAN 3: American History TV delivering a lecture in her American Women’s History class on the subject of Stays and Colonial-era Clothing.  She was also the subject of a recent “Humans of CSU” profile in the Rocky Mountain Collegian.


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