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Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

LAUREL THATCHER ULRICH was born in Sugar City, Idaho. She holds degrees from the University of New Hampshire, University of Utah, and Simmons College. She is 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University and past president of the American Historical Association. As a MacArthur Fellow, Ulrich worked on the PBS documentary based on A Midwife's Tale. Her work is also featured on an award-winning website called dohistory.org. She is immediate past president of the Mormon History Association. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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The Age of Homespun
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2002
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76644-5 (0-679-76644-8)

They began their existence as everyday objects, but in the hands of Bancroft Award-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, fourteen domestic items from preindustrial America–ranging from a linen tablecloth to an unfinished sock–relinquish their stories and offer profound insights into our history.
In an age when even meals are rarely made from... Read more






Good Wives
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1991
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73257-0 (0-679-73257-8)

This enthralling work of scholarship strips away those abstractions to reveal the hidden -- and not always stoic -- face of the "goodwives" of colonial America. In these pages we encounter the awesome burdens -- and the considerable power -- of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional... Read more






A House Full of Females
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Knopf | Hardcover | January 10, 2017
$35.00/47.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-59490-7 (0-307-59490-4)

From the author of A Midwife's Tale, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for History, and The Age of Homespun--a revelatory, nuanced, and deeply intimate look at the world of early Mormon women whose seemingly ordinary lives belied an astonishingly revolutionary spirit, drive, and determination.

A stunning and... Read more






A Midwife's Tale
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1991
$16.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73376-8 (0-679-73376-0)

Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. Read more






Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2008
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7527-0 (1-4000-7527-0)

   From admired historian—and coiner of one of feminism's most popular slogans—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich comes an exploration of what it means for women to make history.

   In 1976, in an obscure scholarly article, Ulrich wrote, "Well behaved women seldom make history."  Today these words appear on t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, greeting cards, and...

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