- ›› Theme : Women's History
Joyce Appleby, Professor Emerita, University of California, Los Angeles, explores how the men and women born after the American Revolution experienced and developed the theoretical ideas of liberty and independence put in place by their parents and grandparents.
Joseph J. Ellis, Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College, discusses his Pulitzer Prize–winning book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, explains the emergence of the men who led the Revolutionary War and created the new nation, and delves into the four criticisms modern society lays at the door of the Founding Fathers.
David M. Kennedy is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University. Freedom from Fear focuses primarily on political and economic developments, recounting how presidents and citizens responded to the two great catastrophic events of the century: the Great Depression and World War II.
Glenda Gilmore, Assistant Professor of American History at Yale University, records in Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896–1920 political and social change in North Carolina, from the late nineteenth-century laws depriving black males of the vote to the 1920 women’s suffrage amendment.