I am the Director of Research and Academic Programs in the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection at The University of Alabama. I received my PhD in History from Emory University in 2014. My dissertation, “From the Lower Sort to the Lower Orders: Labor and Self-Identity in Boston, 1737-1837” examines how and why Boston’s laboring community fractured into distinct working communities in the early nineteenth century.
My interests include early American society and culture, class and labor ideologies, early photography, and New England race, slavery, and abolition.
You can reach me at csawula (at) ua(dot) edu or find me on Twitter.