Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: NYT publishes a chapter from her new book

Historians in the News

[Chapter from 'Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.']

Here are the stories of three women making history. One was a poet and scholar attached to a French court, another was an American activist, the third an English novelist. None was a historian in the conventional sense, but all three were determined to give women a history. The settings in which they worked were radically different. The problems they faced were surprisingly-disturbingly-the same....

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