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Reshaping Women's HistoryVoices of Nontraditional Women Historians$
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Julie A Gallagher and Barbara Winslow

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042003

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042003.001.0001

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Doing Grassroots Public History

Doing Grassroots Public History

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(p.153) Doing Grassroots Public History
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Reshaping Women's History
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Grey Osterud

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042003.003.0012

Grey Osterud completed Putting the Barn before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York, which was supported by the Prelinger Award, twenty years after her first study of gender and generational relationships in a rural community. This chapter reflects on the constraints and opportunities of being a public historian, as well as the dynamic connections between feminist activism and grassroots-oriented research and education programs. It traces Osterud’s trajectory from Boston’s Bread and Roses through living-history museums and labor union workshops to her current vocation as a freelance editor helping authors in African American and women’s history reach wider audiences.

Keywords:   Bread and Roses, socialist feminism, Old Sturbridge Village, living-history museums, public history, gender division of labor, oral history, birth control, Gender & History, African American history, rural women’s studies

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