The first textbook for the survey course in American women's history to combine a compelling narrative with a wide array of written and visual primary sources,Through Women's Eyes: An American Historyis also the first to integrate women's history into U.S. history while ensuring a balanced sense of the broad diversity of American women. Modeling for students how historians gather and interpret evidence, DuBois and Dumenil provide a textbook rooted in recent scholarship yet accessible to all introductory students.
ELLEN CAROL DUBOIS is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. DuBois is the author of Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women's Movement in America, 1848–1869; Harriet Stanton Blatch and the Winning of Women's Suffrage (winner of the 1998 Joan Kelly Price Award from the American Historical Association); and Woman Suffrage and Women's Rights. With Vicki L. Ruiz she is the coeditor of the influential anthology, Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader in U.S. Women's History. In 1998 she received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and in 2004 she held a Distinguished Fulbright Chair at the University of Bologna. She has published articles in Feminist Studies, Radical History Review, Gender and History, and the Journal of American History, receiving in 1987 the Organization of American Historians' Binkley prize for her essay that year. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Organization of American Historians and the Editorial Board of the Journal of American History. Currently she is working on two projects: a history of movements for women's enfranchisement around the world after 1920; and a series of intersecting biographies of border-crossing women in 1848.
LYNN DUMENIL is Robert Glass Cleland Professor of American History at Occidental College. She received her B.A. from the University of Southern California and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Dumenil has written The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s and Freemasonry and American Culture: 1880–1930, and she is coauthor with James Henretta and David Brody of America's History and America: A Concise History. Her articles and reviews have appeared in the Journal of American History; the Journal of American Ethnic History; Reviews in American History; and the American Historical Review. She has been a historical consultant to several documentary film projects and is on the Pelzer Prize Committee of the Organization of American Historians. Her current work, for which she received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, is on World War I, citizenship, and the state. In 2001–2002 she was the Bicentennial Fulbright Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki.