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Main Title Living with history/making social change /
Author Lerner, Gerda,
Publisher University of North Carolina Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 261174155
ISBN 9780807832936; 0807832936
Subjects Women--History--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States ; Women college teachers--United States ; Feminism and higher education--United States ; Social change--United States ; Women--Study and teaching (Higher) ; Frau ; Frauenforschung ; Geschichte ; Frau--(DE-588)4018202-2 ; Frauenforschung--(DE-588)4244891-8 ; Geschichte--(DE-588)4020517-4
Additional Subjects Lerner, Gerda,--1920-2013 ; Lerner, Gerda
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Table of contents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  HQ1410.L378 2009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/19/2013
Collation 234 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
A life of learning -- Women among the professors of history : the story of a process of transformation -- The M.A. program in women's history at Sarah Lawrence College -- The meaning of Seneca Falls -- Midwestern leaders of the modern women's movement -- Women in world history -- Taming the monster : workshop on the construction of deviant out-groups -- Autobiography, biography, memory, and the truth -- The historian and the writer -- Holistic history : challenges and possibilities -- Transformational feminism (an interview) -- Reflections on aging. "This stimulating collection of essays in an autobiographical framework spans the period from 1963 to the present. It encompasses Gerda Lerner's theoretical writing and her organizational work in transforming the history profession and in establishing Women's History as a mainstream field." "Six of the twelve essays are new, written especially for this volume; the others have previously appeared in small journals or were originally presented as talks, and have been revised for this book. Several essays discuss feminist teaching and the problems of interpretation of autobiography and memoir for the reader and the historian. Lerner's reflections on feminism as a worldview, on the meaning of history writing, and on problems of aging lend this book unusual range and depth." "Together, the essays illuminate how thought and action connected in Lerner's life, how the life she led before she became an academic affected the questions she addressed as a historian, and how the social and political struggles in which she engaged informed her thinking. Written in lucid, accessible prose, the essays will appeal to the general reader as well as to students at all levels. Living with History / Making Social Change offers rare insight into the life work of one of the leading historians of the United States."--Jacket.