Re: April Question of the Month

Alice Walker's In Search of our Mothers' Gardens and Carolyn Heilbrun's Writing a Woman's Life, both texts became lifesavers for me in the late 1980s and early 90s as I researched and wrote a historical biography of my maternal grandmother (a poet, Drama & English teacher), for my master's thesis in Liberal Studies.

Re: April Question of the Month

Responses from Twitter:

Stephanie Richmond @profrichmond said: Mary Beth Norton’s Liberty’s Daughters in undergrad. Someday I will go back and write about Jemima Warner.

Anya Jabour @anya_jabour said: Laurel Ulrich’s Midwife’s Tale

Jean Stuntz @jeanastuntz said: Catherine Clinton, the Plantation Mistress

Kritalyn Marie Shefveland @kristalynmarie said: @ProfGidlow (Liette Gidlow) inspired me as an undergrad, although it took me a long while to realize how important it was

Shannon Frystak @luvbourbon said: Paula Giddings—When and Where I Enter

April Question of the Month

Welcome to our Question of the Month series, which we hope will launch robust discussions about research, pedagogy, and practice in the study of women and gender in the U.S. South.  We also hope that subscribers from all backgrounds and at all stages of their careers will share ideas, insights, questions, and resources--just click the 'Post a Reply' button to join the conversation! 

What book, historian, or historical actor inspired you to study women's history?

Re: February Question of the Month

From Dr. Jean A. Stuntz, via Twitter (@JeanAStuntz):

The SAWH allowed me to meet scholars across the country. These scholars have been role models and mentors, book editors and collaborators. Now I see the new generation's work and I am relieved that they will carry on this wonderful tradition of scholarship and mentorship.

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