I am available to speak on the following topics in American Women’s History:

  • Writing Women’s Lives.
  • Eliza Jumel – from rags to riches in Providence and New York : new topic, a work in progress
  • Lillian Moller Gilbreth and Cheaper By the Dozen. [praise] [book]
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman, feminist author and bipolar gymnast.
  • Teenage Girls’ Diaries from 1800 [praise]
  • Elizabeth Prophet, sculptor in Paris and Providence
  • Christiana Bannister – African Americans, art, hairdressing and philanthropy. [praise]
  • Emily Post, etiquette and motoring [book]
  • Pearl Harbor and the Home Front in World War II through Rhode Island eyes [article]

I have spoken at universities in England, Taiwan and the United States, and to groups ranging from The Daughters of the American Revolution to engineering societies. In addition to telling stories of women, famous and infamous, I lecture on writing women’s lives, on being an independent historian and on the problems of writing biography without sources.