You’ve probably heard of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in the United States to earn a medical degree, but did you know that Dr. Blackwell came from a most extraordinary and progressive family? The Schlesinger Library at Harvard University recently announced the completion of a digitization project aimed at providing online access to approximately 120,000… Read more →
Professor Morantz-Sanchez began researching and teaching women’s history in 1971, during the early stages of its development as a field. She also participated in helping to establish new approaches to the social history of medicine and her scholarship has contributed to the growth of each of these fields over the last 30 years. Her emphasis has always been on their interconnection as well as their relevance to mainstream approaches to history. She has also maintained a special interest in history of the family, childhood and adolescence and in cultural history in general. She has taught courses on the graduate and undergraduate level on gender, race, and class and stresses the importance of a multicultural perspective in the teaching and writing of history.