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Reshaping Women's History: Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians

Julie A Gallagher and Barbara Winslow

Abstract

Reshaping Women’s History: Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians is a collection of eighteen essays written by “nontraditional” women historians, all of whom have won the prestigious Catherine Prelinger Award. The contributors reflect on connections among their lived experiences, their scholarship, the field of women’s and gender history, and women’s professional lives. Key themes include the significance of mentorship; the fragility of financial stability; the persistence of gendered family demands, biases, and expectations; the anxiety of having to explain gaps in CVs as women endeavor t ... More

Keywords: academia, activism, autobiography, Catherine Prelinger Award, gender, feminism, historians, independent scholars, mentors, nontraditional women historians, oral history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042003
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042003.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie A Gallagher, author
Penn State Brandywine

Barbara Winslow, author
Brooklyn College, CUNY