Professor's latest book details the life of 19th-century feminist

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s most recent biographer, Penn State professor of history and women‘s studies Lori D. Ginzberg, will profile the 19th-century feminist during a free public book talk presentation at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in the Morrison Gallery of the Penn State Harrisburg library.

Ginzberg’s sixth book, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life," was published in September by Hill and Wang and has already gained academic and critical acclaim.

A faculty member in the Department of History and Religious Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State's University Park campus, Ginzberg said, “I am an historian of 19th-century American women with a particular interest in the intersections between intellectual and social history. My research has focused on the ways that ideologies about gender obscure the material and ideological realities of class, how women of different groups express political identities and the ways that commonsense notions of American life shape, contain and control radical ideas.”

Among Ginzberg’s other literary efforts are: "Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman’s Rights in Antebellum New York," "Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social History of American Women" and "Women and the Work of Benevolence: Morality, Politics, and Class in the 19th-Century United States," which won the National Historical Society Book Prize in American History.

Also serving as the graduate officer for women’s studies in the College of the Liberal Arts, Ginzberg has been a member of the faculty since 1987. She earned her doctorate and master’s from Yale University and her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College.

Last Updated November 03, 2009