B.A., History, Rutgers University, 1980; M.A., Ph.D., American History,
University of Wisconsin, 1990
Awards and Honors:
2008 Finalist for the
Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography.
2008 Award for best
non-fiction book, Oklahoma Center for the Book, for Fallen Founder.
Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society.
2003, First Union
International Fellowship, International Center for Jefferson Studies.
1999 Society for
Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) book prize for Sex and
Citizenship in Antebellum America.
Stand Out in Heresy’: Lucretia Mott, Liberty, and the Hysterical Woman,”
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (January 2003).
and the Political Manipulation of the Common Law in Antebellum America,”
Tulsa Law Review (Summer 2002).
“Not ‘Anyone's Daughter’:
Patty Hearst and the Postmodern Legal Subject,” American Quarterly
“ ‘Pillars in the Same
Temple and Priests of the Same Worship’: The Feminist Politics of Church and
State in Antebellum America," Journal of American History (June