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Sarah Elbert  

Sarah Elbert

Professor Emerita
Ph.D., Cornell University
U.S. cultural and intellectual history, women's history, 19th and 20th centuries

Significant publications


  • 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.
The American Prejudice Against Color Louisa May Alcott on Race, Sex and Slavery Work Moods A Hunger for Home

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