Margaret S. Creighton is a well-known American historian, writer and professor at Bates College in Maine. Creighton received a Ph. D. in history from Boston University and a B.A. from Indiana University.
She is the author of many articles, essays and several popular books including The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg's Forgotten History: Immigrants, Women, And African Americans in the Civil War's Defining Battle (2005), Rites and Passages (2006), and with Lisa Norling edited the collection Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920.