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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

   From admired historian—and coiner of one of feminism's most popular slogans—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich comes an exploration of what it means for women to make history.

   In 1976, in an obscure scholarly...

Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

This enthralling work of scholarship strips away those abstractions to reveal the hidden -- and not always stoic -- face of the "goodwives" of colonial America. In these pages we encounter the awesome burdens...

A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

Pulitzer Prize for History 1991

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England...

The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

They began their existence as everyday objects, but in the hands of Bancroft Award-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, fourteen domestic items from preindustrial America–ranging from a linen tablecloth...

Tangible Things: Making History through Objects

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Ivan Gaskell, Sara Schechner & Sarah Anne Carter et al.

In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and...

The Slogan

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

A selection from the admired history Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History, the story of how one of feminism’s most popular slogans came to life.


In the opening paragraph of an obscure 1976 scholarly article...