Leslie Butler

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of History

  • Vice Chair, Department of History

Leslie Butler is an American intellectual and cultural historian, with an emphasis on the nineteenth century. She is the author of two books: Consistent Democracy: The "Woman Question" and Self-Government in Nineteenth Century America (Oxford University Press, 2023) and Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform (University of North Carolina Press, 2007).

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  • B.A. University of Rochester
  • M.Phil. Yale University
  • Ph.D. Yale University

Selected Publications

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Works In Progress

Travel Writers and the Social Scientific Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America (book-length project)