Dr. Rosie Zagarri’s most recent book, Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic, has been published by University of Pennsylvania Press. Dr. Zagarri looks at the role of women in American politics during our nation’s first fifty years. In doing so, she examines an alternative explanation for the emergence of the first women’s rights movement.
Edith B. Gelles, an affiliated scholar with Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and author of Abigail Adams: A Writing Life , said: “This book makes a significant contribution to the literature of American women’s history by defining a period that has received too little attention. The writing is gorgeous. The research is first-rate.”
September 30, 2008