I routinely listen to Slate’s DoubleX Gabfest, a podcast about women’s issues hosted by Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone. A few months ago, it focused on the planned Women’s March in Washington, D.C., the day after the presidential inauguration. Dismissing its importance, one participant questioned why anyone would want to take a bus… Read more →
Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz is a historian of the 19th century United States who specializes in in American women’s history. Her first book, The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism, was published in 2013 and was named a Kansas Notable Book in 2014. She is now working on a project about 19th century women’s rights reformers and the intersections of their ideology about women’s rights and female citizenship with their experiences of motherhood. She teaches the US survey, American women’s history, history of the American family, social studies teaching methods, and historical research/writing, and she serves as coordinator for Social Science Teaching at Eastern Illinois University.