American Women Historians, 1700s-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary

American Women Historians, 1700s-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 0313296642

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From Hannah Adams, born in 1755, to Vicki Ruiz, born in 1955, this book profiles some 200 women historians. Between Hannah Adams, who began compiling historical information while working as a bobbin lace weaver, and Vicki Ruiz, a third generation Chicana hailed for pioneering inclusive multicultural women's history, the reader will encounter women of diverse backgrounds, motivations, and accomplishments. They come from a variety of occupations, including public history, academia, archival work, and popular history writing and a variety of fields, including biography, art history, military history, and history based on issues of region, gender, race, ethnicity, class, or sexuality.

Neglected by the very field they have practiced, these women provide compelling and impressive examples of the historian at work. Selection for inclusion in this volume was based primarily on publications, but other criteria were considered as well, including participation in defining a field of study, influence on other historians or related scholars, cross-disciplinary achievements, and contributions to the work of others. Many of the women were firsts, such as Louise Phelps Kellogg, the first woman president of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (now the OAH), and Mary Frances Berry, the first black woman to become chancellor at a major research university. This book offers contemporary historians, and all readers, the opportunity to explore women historians' motivations, accomplishments, and above all, rich legacies.





















1839, after relocating in Hamilton, New 46 CONWAY, JILL KER York, she became editor of the Mother’s Monthly Journal, published in Utica, and remained editor almost her entire life. She also began historical research and in 1855 wrote The Earnest Man; A Sketch of the Character and Labors of Dr. A. Judson, the First Missionary to Burmah. The next year Conant wrote The English Bible; A Popular History of the Translation of the Holy Scriptures into the English Tongue. In addition to oriental

Place-Names of the Penobscot Valley and the Maine Coast in 1941. In 1942 she fell and was housebound with a broken hip; her son died the next year. In 1945 she wrote her last book, Old John Neptune and Other Maine Indian Shamans. Fannie Eckstorm died of angina pectoris on December 31, 1946. ADDITIONAL SOURCES BiIn 2, 3, 11; AmAu&B; AmWomWr; ChPO S2; DcNAA; DcAmB S4; LibW; NatCAB 36; NotAW; WhAm 2; WomWWA 14; WhNAA; ‘‘Hardy Eckstorm: Maine Woods Historian,’’ New England Quarterly 26 (Mar. 1953):

York: Cambridge University Press, 1979. Editor. Cultural Revolution in Russia, 1928–1931. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1978; paperback, 1984. ADDITIONAL SOURCES Figes, Orlando. Rev. of Stalin’s Peasants, by Sheila Fitzpatrick. Times Literary Supplement, Jan. 13, 1995, 26. Questionnaire completed by the subject for American Women Historians, 1700s–1990s: A Biographical Dictionary. FOX-GENOVESE, ELIZABETH ANN (1941– ) U.S. Intellectual, Southern, and Women’s History; French History

1985, she was visiting associate professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley. From 1983 to 1986, Atkinson was also director of the Stanford Summer Institute for Soviet and East European Studies. In 1981, she was named executive director of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, a post she held until her retirement in 1995. Atkinson remains the AAASS representative on the International Council for Central and East European Studies. Dr. Atkinson has

University of Colorado at Boulder, where she has been since 1979. In 1986 she was promoted to associate professor, and in 1992 to professor. She was also the founder and first executive director of the Center for British Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. McIntosh has written two single-authored books and nearly twenty scholarly 156 MESSENGER, RUTH ELLIS articles. In 1995 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete work on one of two books in progress, Order, Control, and

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