Judging from the number of books, blogs, news articles and interviews focused on the lives of single women, it seems that the “spinster” is making a resurgence. For example, Rebecca Traister’s All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation and Kate Bolick’s Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own received… Read more →
Kelly Watson is an Assistant Professor of History and an affiliate member of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Avila University in Kansas City, MO. Her book Insatiable Appetites: Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World was released by NYU Press as a part of the Early American Places series in 2015. The paperback was released in 2017. Her current research examines the cultural power of celibacy and singleness in colonial America.