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Anne Macpherson

Dr. Anne Macpherson

Chair of the Department of History, Professor
(585) 395-5683
Office:  327 Liberal Arts Building 


  • Latin American and Caribbean History


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, August 1998
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison, December 1992
  • B.A., Queen’s University (cum laude) - Kingston, Ontario, May 1990 - History and Political Studies

Current Projects

  • Since 2008 I have been researching gender, labor, and politics in Puerto Rico in the short but pivotal period 1938-40. I am interested in documenting the relationships among:
    • Puerto Rican working women, especially in needlework and tobacco processing;
    • Island political parties, especially the new Popular Democratic Party led by Luis Muñoz Marín; and
    • The U.S. federal government, especially through the Fair Labor Standards Act, a key piece of New Deal legislation.
  • I have done research in several Puerto Rican archives—in San Juan, Rio Piedras, and Mayagüez—and in the U.S, at the National Archives in D.C. and New York City, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, and the University of Virginia. I have presented my findings in Puerto Rico, the U.S., and at the Association of Caribbean Historians conference in Belize.

Last Updated 8/19/19

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