Ph.D., Cornell University
U.S. cultural and intellectual history, women's history, 19th and 20th centuries
- The American Prejudice Against Color, edited with introduction, Northeastern University Press,2002.
- Louisa May Alcott on Race, Sex and Slavery, Northeastern University Press, 1998.
- Louisa May Alcott, Moods, edited and introduction by Sarah Elbert, Rutgers University Press, 1991.
- A Hunger for Home: Louisa May Alcott's Place in American Culture, Rutgers University Press, 1987.
- "An Inter-Racial Romance: William G. Allen and Mary King," in The American Prejudice Against Color, History Workshop Journal, No. 48, forthcoming Spring 2002.
- "Louisa May Alcott's Work: A Story of Experience," The Alcott Encyclopedia, Glenwood Press, 1999.
- "Women and Farming: Changing Structure, Changing Roles," in Wava G. Haneg and Jane B. Knowles, eds., Women and Farming, Westview Press, 1988, pp. 245-265.
- "The Farmer Takes a Wife: Women in American Families," in Women, Households and the Current Economy, Benaria and Stimson eds., Rutgers University Press, 1988.
- "Amber Waves of Gain," in Groneman and Norton, eds. To Toil the Livelong Day, America's Women at Work, 1780-1980, Cornell University Press, 1987.
- "The Farm Needs Everyone," in Research in Rural Sociology and Development, Harry K. Schwarzweller, ed., JAI Press 1984.