Kathryn Kish Sklar

Kathryn Kish Sklar

Distinguished Bartle Professor
Co-director, Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender
Co-director, Center for the Teaching of American History
2005-2006 Harmsworth Professor of U. S. History, Oxford University
Ph.D., University of Michigan
U.S. Women, Social Movements, Comparative History
E-mail: kksklar@binghamton.edu


Selected Publications

Books:

  • Co-editor, Competing Kingdoms:  Women, Mission, Nation, and the Protestant American Empire, 1776-1960,  (Durham:  Duke University Press, 2010).
  • Co-editor,   Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, 1869-1931, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009)  An Electronic database of the index to the letters is available at the Digital Commons, Kheel Center, Institute for Labor relations, Cornell University-- http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/fkelley/1/.
  • Co-editor, Women's Rights and Transatlantic Anti-Slavery in the Era of Emancipation,  (Yale University Press, 2007)
  • Women's Rights Emerges within the Antislavery Movement: A Short History with Documents, 1830-1870, (St. Martin's Press, 2000)
  • Editor, with Thomas Dublin, Women and Power in American History: A Reader, 2 Volumes. Engelwood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2002, second ed.
  • Women's Rights Emerges within the Anti-Slavery Movement, Boston: Bedford Books, St. Martins Press, 2000.
  • Co-editor with Anja Schüler and Susan Strasser, Social Justice Feminists in the United States and Germany: A Dialogue in Documents, 1885-1933. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998.
  • Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: the Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900, Volume I of a two-volume study. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.
  • Co-editor with Linda Kerber and Alice Kessler-Harris, U.S. History as Women's History: New Feminist Essays. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
  • Editor, with Martin Bulmer of London School of Economics, and Kevin Bales of London Polytechnic University, The Social Survey Movement in Historical Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • Editor, The Autobiography of Florence Kelley: Notes of Sixty Years. Chicago: Charles Kerr, 1986.
  • Editor, Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life among the Lowly; The Minister's Wooing; Oldtown Folks. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1981.
  • Editor, Catharine Beecher, A Treatise on Domestic Economy. New York: Schocken reprint of 1841 original, 1977.
  • Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973. Reprinted in paperback by W.W. Norton & Co., 1976.

Recent Articles and Chapters in Books:

  • "Ohio: Heartland of Progressive Reform," in Geoffrey Parker, et al, eds., Ohio and the World, 1753-2053: Essays Toward a New History of Ohio (Ohio State University Press, 2005)
  • co-author, "The Future of Women's History: Considering the State of U.S. Women's History," Journal of Women's History, Vol. 15, no. 1 (Spring 2003), pp. 145-64.
  • "`Some of Us Who Deal with the Social Fabric': Jane Addams Blends Peace and Social Justice, 1907-1919," Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Vol. 2, no. 1 (January 2003), pp. 80-96.
  • "Teaching Students to Become Producers of New Historical Knowledge on the Web," Journal of American History, Vol. 88, no. 4 (March 2002), pp. 1471-76.
  • "The Women's Studies Moment: 1972," in The Politics of Women's Studies: Testimony from 30 Founding Mothers, Florence Howe, ed. (Feminist Press, 2000)
  • "Florence Kelley Tells German Readers About the Pullman Strike, 1894," Mid-America: An Historical Review, Vol. 82, nos. 1 & 2 (Winter/Summer 2000), 127-47.
  • "The Consumers' White Label of the National Consumers' League, 1898-1918," in Susan Strasser, Charles McGovern, and Matthais Judt, eds., Getting and Spending: American and European Consumption in the Twentieth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  • "Engendering Women's History: New Paradigms and Interpretations in American History," Amerikastudien/American Studies, Vol. 41: 2 (1996).
  • "Two Political Cultures in the Progressive Era: The National Consumers' League and the American Association for Labor Legislation," in Linda Kerber, Alice Kessler-Harris and Kathryn Kish Sklar, eds., U.S. History as Women's History: New Feminist Essays. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
  • "The Schooling of Girls and Community Values in Massachusetts Towns, 1750-1820," special issue on women's education in History of Education Quarterly (Spring 1994 and Fall 1994).
  • "Jane Addams's Peace Activism, 1914-1922: A Model for Women Today?" Women's Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Rethinking Women's Peace Studies 23 (Fall/Winter 1995): 32-47; originally printed in "Women Peacemakers and Women's Political Culture in World War I," Women and Peace: an International Conference. School of Social Work, University of Illinois, 1990.
  • "Women who Speak for an Entire Nation: American and British Women Compared at the World Anti-Slavery Convention, London, 1840," in Jean Fagan Yellin and John C. Van Horne, eds., The Abolitionist Sisterhood: Women's Political Culture in Antebellum America (Cornell University Press, 1994). Translated and reprinted in Historia Y Fuente Oral, No. 6, pp. 19-43 (University of Barcelona, 1991).
  • "Who Funded Hull House?" in Kathleen McCarthy, ed., Lady Bountiful Revisted: Women, Philanthropy and Power (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1990)
  • "The Historical Foundations of Women's Power in the Creation of the American Welfare State, 1830-1930," in Seth Koven and Sonya Michel, eds., Mothers of a New World: Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States. New York: Routledge, 1993; reprinted in Carl Guarneri, America Compared. Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
  • "Coming to Terms with Florence Kelley: the Tale of a Reluctant Biographer," in Sara Alpern, Joyce Antler, Elizabeth Perry and Ingrid Scobie, eds., The Challenge of Feminist Biography: Writing the Lives of Modern American Women. University of Illinois Press, 1992. Essay translated and reprinted with commentary in Historia Y Fuente Oral (No. 14, 1995).
  • "Hull House Maps and Papers: Social Science as Women's Work in the 1890's," in K. K. Sklar co-editor with Martin Bulmer and Kevin Bales, The Social Survey Movement in Historical Perspective. Cambridge University Press, 1992; reprinted in Helene Silverberg, ed., Gender and American Social Science: the Formative Years. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998
  • "Organized Womanhood: Archival Sources on Women and Progressive Reform," Journal of American History, June, 1988.
  • "'The Greater Part of the Petitioners are Female': The Reduction by Statute of Women's Working Hours in the Paid Labor Force, 1840-1917," in Gary Cross, ed., The International History of the Shortening of the Workday (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988)
  • "Hull House as a Community of Women Reformers in the 1890's," in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, special issue on Communities of Women (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Vol. 10, No. 4, Summer 1985), pp. 657-77. Reprinted in several anthologies.

Websites

Honors, Awards, and Grants

  • Recipient with Beverly Palmer, National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant for a one-volume edition of Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, June 1, 2004- Dec. 30, 2006.
  • Recipient with Beverly Palmer, National Endowment for the Humanities grant for a one-volume edition of Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, June 30, 2003- July 1, 2004.
  • Berkshire Prize, 1973 and 1995, awarded by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians for the best book written by a woman scholar in any field
  • Recipient with Thomas Dublin, U.S. Department of Education grant: Teaching U.S. History: A Model for Cooperation between Secondary Schools and Universities, 2001-2004, and 2004-2007.
  • Recipient with Thomas Dublin, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to collaborate with twelve college and university teachers to produce projects in U.S. women's history for World Wide Website, http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com, "Women and Social Movements in the United States," 2001-2003.
  • University Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2002
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York, 2002
  • University Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, SUNY Binghamton, 2002
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, SUNY, 2002
  • Recipient with Mary Rothschild, American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, University Scholar-in-Residence Award for the creation of an oral history archive of the emergence of U.S. Women's History as a field of academic study, 2000-2002.
  • Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research awarded by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, 1998
  • University Award for Excellence in Research, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1998
  • Recipient with Thomas Dublin, NEH Humanities Focus Grant for the development of a World Wide Website, http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com, "Women and Social Movements in the United States," 1997-1998.
  • Co-Director with Thomas Dublin, NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, "The History of American Women through Social Movements, 1820-1930," SUNY, Binghamton, Summer 1990 and Summer 1996.
  • Recipient, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants to conduct summer seminars for dissertation writers in the graduate program in U.S. Women's History at the State University of New York, Binghamton, May-July 1994 and 1995.
  • Co-director (with Gerda Lerner), NEH-sponsered conference on graduate training in U.S. Women's History, 70 participants, Johnson Foundation, Wingspread Conference Center, 1988.
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Stanford University, 1987-1988.
  • Society of American Historians, Elected to Membership, 1987.

Fellowships

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, 1998-1999
  • National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1995-1996
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., 1992-93
  • American Association of the University Women, Founders' Fellowship, 1990-91
  • Fellow, Center for Advance Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Stanford University, 1987-1988
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1984-1985

Professional Activities

  • Chair Book Prize Committee, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, 2001 and 2002
  • Program Chair, Global Network on Women's Advocacy in Civil Society, an electronic conference on "Women's Organizations and the Building of Civil Society in the Twenty-First Century," Dec. 5-15, 2000 at http://www.philanthropy.org.
  • Co-Chair, Program Committee, Organization of American Historians, 1998
  • President, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1994-95
  • President, American Historical Association, AHA Pacific Coast Branch, 1987-1988
  • Executive Board, Organization of American Historians, 1983-1986
  • Chair, Committee on Women Historians, American Historical Association,1980-1983

Competing Kingdoms

Competing Kingdoms Women, Mission, Nation, and the Protestant American Empire, 1776-1960

The Selected Letters of Florence Kelley 1869-1931

The Selected Letters of Florence Kelley 1869-1931

Women's Rights and Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

 Women's Rights Emerges Within the Antislavery Movement 1830-1870

Women's Rights Emerges Within the Antislavery Movement 1830-1870

Women and Power in American History

Women and Power in American History

Social Justice Feminists in the US & Germany

 Social Justice Feminists in the United States and Germany

Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: the Rise of Women's Political Culture

Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: the Rise of Women's Political Culture

U.S. History as Women's History: New Feminist Essays

U.S. History as Women's History: New Feminist Essays

The Social Survey Movement in Historical Perspective

The Social Survey Movement in Historical Perspective

The Autobiography of Florence Kelley: Notes of Sixty Years

The Autobiography of Florence Kelley: Notes of Sixty Years

Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin  or Life among the Lowly; The Minister's Wooing; Oldtown Folks

Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life among the Lowly; The Minister's Wooing; Oldtown Folks

Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity

 Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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