Meet the Faculty

Mary C. Cain

Mary C. Cain

Charles Loridans Associate Professor of History

Contact Information

Phone: 404.471.5375
Office Location: Buttrick 301

Office Hours: Spring 2019
Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
and by appointment

Academic Degrees

B.A., Yale University
M.A., Emory University
Ph.D., Emory University

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Professor Cain’s research centers on concepts of race, gender, privilege and power in early America. She is currently at work on a book project that examines white womanhood in the antebellum North. The study demonstrates that in the nineteenth century, white women contended with their subordinate gender position by emphasizing their race privilege—a strategy that, Cain argues, had painful consequences for women of all races. At Agnes Scott she teaches courses in early US history, American women’s history, African-American history, the history of slavery, and Native American history.

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