- ›› Theme : Women's History
Historian Jill Lepore (Harvard) discusses Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award.
Vassar College historian Rebecca Edwards discusses the Gilded Age with Gilder Lehrman President James Basker.
Mary Beth Norton, Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History at Cornell University, reinterprets the Salem witchcraft crisis from a seventeenth-century perspective, drawing not only on court records, but also on correspondence and journals from the late 1680s to the early 1690s.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, James Duncan Professor of History and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, examines cloth-making in the colonial era in New England as a household industry, how and why cloth from the eighteenth century was preserved during the colonial revival, and why eighteenth-century women marked the cloth they made with their names and other details of their lives.