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Armed Black Man in the Antebellum South



Rosalyn Narayan

 Doctoral Researcher, School of Comparative American Studies, History Department

Supervisor: Professor Tim Lockley

R dot Narayan at warwick dot ac dot uk

PhD Project:

Slavery in Print: Slaveholding Ideology and Anxiety in Antebellum Southern Newspapers, 1830-1860


Rosalyn Narayan (2018) ‘Creating insurrections in the heart of our country:’ fear of the British West India Regiments in the Southern US Press, 1839–1860, Slavery & Abolition, 39:3, 497-517, DOI: 10.1080/0144039X. 2018.1489796


  • PhD in American History (currently writing-up) University of Warwick

Thesis: ‘Slavery in Print: Slaveholding Ideology and Anxiety in Antebellum Southern Newspapers, 1830-1860’
AHRC funded as part of the ‘Africa’s Sons Under Arms’ project; a collaboration between the University of Warwick and the British Library

  • MPhil in Medieval History, University of Birmingham, 2013

Thesis: “The Balances of Power: Peasant Women’s Agency and Status in mid-thirteenth to later-fourteenth-century Norton”
Funding: AHRC BGP Research Preparation Masters Award

  • BA Hons, Medieval and Modern History, University of Birmingham, 2011

Grants and Fellowships

British Library Eccles Centre Postgraduate Research Fellow 2017

British Research Council Fellow 2016, John W Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., AHRC International Placement Scheme

Impact Activities

Secondary school teaching resource on race and slavery as part of the British Library’s ‘West India Regiments’ teaching resource, November 2017:

“Why did people oppose the creation of the West India Regiments?”