Nebraska Authors

Moira Ferguson

Born 1938 (SCOTLAND)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Biography


History; Slavery; Gender Studies


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1961, London, ENGLAND
Master of Arts Degree, 1972, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Ph.D., 1973, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


James E. Ryan Chair in English in Women's Literature at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Associate Professor of English at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Professor of English at University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO

Places Worked

University of NE-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (1975-1999)
University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO


Winner of the Founder's Award, the most prestigious award of the American Association of University Women
Recipient of the UNL Sorenson Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1987
Finalist for the Louis Gosschalk Prize for Subject to Others
YWCA Tribute to Women Award for Arts and Humanities, 1995
Award for Outstanding Research and Creativity, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1995


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Women's Studies Program, Founder
University of Washington Students for a Democratic Society


Mary Wollstonecraft. 1984.
First Feminists: British Women Writers 1578-1799. 1985.
The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, Related By Herself. 1986.
Subject to Others: British Women Writers and Colonial Slavery, 1670-1834. 1992.
The Hart Sisters: Early African Caribbean Writers, Evangelicals, and Radicals. 1993.
Colonialism and Gender Relations: From Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid. 1993.
Jamaica Kincaid: Where the Land Meets the Body. 1994.
Eighteenth-Century Women Poets: Nation, Class, and Gender. 1995.
The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave, Related By Herself. Revised Edition. 1998.
Nine Black Women: An Anthology of 19th Century Writers From the United States, Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean. 1998.
Animal Advocacy and Englishwomen, 1780-1900: Patriots, Nation, and Empire. 1998.
A Human Necklace: The African Diaspora and Paule Marshall’s Fiction. 2014.

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