Scholarship


 
 

Books:

History of the Diocese of Virginia,  with Edward Bond, Jointly Published by the Virginia Historical Society and the Diocese of Virginia, currently in press, publication date set for July 2007.  It will first appear as a complete issue of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, and then hardback from the Diocese of Virginia.

'To Be Useful Unto the World:' Women in Revolutionary America, Twayne Publishing,  Dec. 1996.  Named an “Academic Book of the Year” in 1997 by the library journal ChoiceRevised Edition July, 2006 from University of North Carolina Press. 

American History at a Glance, with Marshall Smelser. 3rd, 4th editions, New York: Harper & Row, 1975, 1978; 5th ed., New York: Harper Collins, 1994.

The Anglican Ministry in Virginia, 1723-1776: a Study of a Social Class. New York: Garland Publishing, 1989. Outstanding Dissertation Series

Before the World Confessed: All Saints Parish, Northfield, and the Community, 1858-1985. Northfield, MN: Northfield Historical Society, 1987.

America: Changing Times, a Brief Edition, with Charles Dollar, Gary Reichard, H. Viscount Nelson, Ronald Satz. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1st, 2nd editions,  1980, 1983.

America: Changing Times, with Charles Dollar, Gary Reichard, H.  Viscount Nelson, Ronald Satz.  New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1st , 2nd ed., 1979, 1981.
 

Curricular Materials:

Restoring Women to History: Materials for U.S. History I, co-author, ed. Elizabeth Fox- Genovese, Organization of American Historians, 1987.

Book Chapters and Journal Articles:

"'to bear the Yoke with a reluctant impatience': The War for Independence and Virginia's Displaced Women" in War and Society in the American Revolution,  ed. John Resch and Walter Sargent,  Northern Illinois University Press, 2006.

"Building an Episcopal Church in a Lutheran Town: The Role of Women in the Founding of St. John's Episcopal Church, Mt. Prospect," Anglican and Episcopal History, March 2005. Nelson Burr Award 2006 for best article of the year in Anglican and Episcopal History.

“Women and Inheritance: Virginia and New York as a Case Study 1700-1860” in Robert Miller and William McNamee, eds., Economic Wealth and Inheritance in America, Plenum Publishing, 1998.

“Kith and Kin: Women’s Networks in Colonial Virginia” in Catherine Clinton and Michele Gillespie, eds., The Devil’s Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South, Oxford University Press, 1997.

"Transatlantic Conversation," with Madeleine Marshall, Teaching the Eighteenth Century: Three Courses American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, 1993, pp. 1-20.  Outstanding Course syllabi competition.

"Women and the Parallel Church," in Catherine Prelinger, ed., Episcopal Women: Gender, Spirituality and Commitment in an American Mainline Denomination, Oxford University Press, 1992.

"Hard Scrabble and Hard Times: Life in the Early Manakin Colony," The Huguenot, 1989-1991.

"The Huguenot Church at Manakin," Chesterfield County Historical Society, XXIII (1991).

"An Experiment in 'Christian Co-Operation,': The Connection of Seabury Seminary with Carleton College," Anglican and Episcopal History, LVII (1987).

"Parallel Churches?: Women and the Episcopal Church, 1850 - 1980," Mid America, LXIX (1987).

"Rural Gothic: Building Episcopal Churches on the Minnesota Frontier," Minnesota History, LI (1987).

"Independence and Citizenship: Ideology and Women during the Era of the American Revolution," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, XIII(1987).

"Of Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom," Occasional Papers of the Christian Faith and Liberal Arts Study Group, 1987. National essay competition winner, sponsored by Lutheran Faculty Study Group on Faith and Values.

"Re-visioning the Past: Toward a More Inclusive Telling of History,"  The History Teacher, XX (1986).

"The Local Parish as a Female Institution:  The Experience of All Saints Parish in Frontier Minnesota," Church History, LV (1986). Reprinted in History of Women in America, ed. Nancy Cott, (Vol. I in Martin Marty, ed., Modern American Protestantism and Its World), K.G. Saur Verlag, 1993.

"The Double Bonds of Race and Sex: Black and White Women in a Colonial Virginia Parish," Journal of Southern History, LII (1986). Reprinted in Black Women in United States History, ed. Darlene C. Hine, Carlson Publishing, 1990; Major Problems in the History of the American South, ed. Paul Escott and David Goldfield, D.C. Heath, Inc. 1990; Outstanding Articles on Slavery, ed., Paul Finkleman, Garland Publishing, 1990; American Vistas, ed. Leonard Dinnerstein and Kenneth T. Jackson, 6th ed., 1993.

"The Non-Institutional Church: The Religious Role of Women in Eighteenth-Century Virginia," Historical Magazine of the Episcopal Church, LI (1982).

"Married Women's Legal Status in Eighteenth-Century Virginia and New York," with Gwen Victor Gampel, William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., XXXIX (1982).  Reprinted in Outstanding Articles in Legal History, ed. Kermit Hall, Garland Publishing, 1987.

"The Search for Good Men:  Recruiting Ministers in Colonial Virginia," Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, XLVIII (1979).

"The Myth of the Independent Virginia Vestry," Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, XLIV (1975).

"A Petition of Early Norfolk County, Virginia Methodists to the Bishop of London," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, LXXXIII (1975).

"Anthony Gavin's 'A Master-Key to Popery':  A Virginia Parson's Best Seller," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, LXXXII (1974).

"Archbishop Laud and the First Bishop's War," Newberry Library Studies in the Seventeenth Century, Newberry Library, 1967.
 

Encyclopedia Articles:

"Madeline McDowell Breckinridge," "Sybil Carter," "Delany Sisters," "Constance Darling," "Mary Ann Drake Fargo," "Elizabeth Harris," "Elizabeth hooten," "Judith Lomax," "Deborah Moody," "Mary Musgrove," "Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin," Ida Whittemore Soule," "Cynthia Wedel," "Phillis Wheatley," and "Florence Li Tim Oi," The Westminster Dictionary of Women In American Religious History, Westminster John Knox Press, (my articles submitted), book still in editing stage.

"Mary Brant," "Margaret Corbin, "Nonhelema (the Grenadier)," "Esther Reed," and Fredericka von Riedesel" Women and War, ABC-CLIO, Inc. forthcoming.

"Charlotte Brown: Diary of a Nurse," "Elizabeth Drinker," and "Camp Followers: War and Women," Americans at War: Society, Culture and the Home Front, Macmillan Reference, 2005.

"Daughters of Liberty," "Susannah Wright," and "Margaret Brent," Colonial America: An Encyclopedia Of Social, Political, Cultural, And Economic History, M. E. Sharpe, March 2006.

"Elizabeth Bray Allen" and "Anna Bennett Bland," Virginia Encyclopedia of Biography, Virginia State Library, 1998 and 2001.

"Advisory Opinions," Oxford Companion to the U.S. Supreme Court, Oxford University Press, 1993.

"Huguenots," Dictionary of American Immigration, ed. Francesco Cordasco, Scarecrow Press, 1990.

"William Few," "Gabrial Duval," "Maryland Act of Toleration 1649,"  Encyclopedia of Southern History, Baton Rouge, 1980.

"Colonial Life," "New Netherlands," "Patroon System," "Pilgrims," "Plymouth Colony," "James McHenry," "Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer," "John Blair," "William Blount," "Hugh Williamson," "Abraham Baldwin," "William Few," "Mayflower," "The Carroll Family," "Thanksgiving" for World Book Encyclopedia.



Book Reviews:

"Review of One, Catholic, and Apostolic: Samuel Seabury and the Early Episcopal Church," by Paul Victor Marshall, New York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 2004, Anglican and Episcopal History,  2005

"Review of Freedom is a Dream: A Documentary History of Women in the Episcopal Church, ed. by Sheryl A. Kujawa-Hobrook, New York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 2002, Anglican and Episcopal History, September 2004.

"Review of Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families across the Color Line in Virginia, by Joshua D. Rothman, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, Journal of American History, June 2004.

"Review of The Great Catastrophe of My Life: Divorce in the Old Dominion," by Thomas E. Buckley, S.J., Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002, Anglican and Episcopal History, June 2004.

"Review of Sexual Revolution in Early America," by Richard Godbeer, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002, H-Women, archived by H-Net (http://www.h-net.msu.edu),  December 2002.

"Review of Suspect Relations: Sex, Race, and Resistance in Colonial North Carolina," by Kirsten Fischer, Journal of Southern History, November 2003.

"Review of Secrets of the Dead:  Death at Jamestown.  Director and Producer, Alex Marengo, Educational Broadcasting Company, 2001. 60 minutes, color, distributed by P.B.S. Home Video, Journal of American History,  December 2002.

"Review of St. Michael's, Charleston, 1751-1951, With Supplements 1951-2001," by George Williams, Charleston, S.C.: College of Charleston Library, 2001, Anglican and Episcopal History, forthcoming.

"Review of Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and Government,"by Catherine Allgor, Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, forthcoming.

"Review of Damned Souls in a Tobacco Colony: Religion in a Tobacco Colony, by Edward L. Bond, Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2000, Anglican and Episcopal History, forthcoming.

"Review of The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution," by Ian Barnes; Charles Royster, Consulting Editor, New York: Routledge, H-SURVEY, archived by H-Net (http://www.h-net.msu.edu), October, 2001.

"Review of Revolution, Religion, and National Identity: Imperial Anglicanism in British North America, 1745-1795, by Peter M. Doll,  William and Mary Quarterly, 2001.

"Review of Women and Religion in Early America, 1600-1850: The Puritan and Evangelical Traditions,  By Marilyn J. Westerkamp,  Journal of American History, 2001.

"Review of The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741, Robert J. Cain, Anglican and Episcopal History, 2001.

“Review of Revolutionary Anglicanism: The Colonial Church of England Clergy during the American Revolution, by Nancy L. Rhoden, Journal of Southern History,  2001.

“Review of From Calabar to Carter’s Grove: The History of a Virginia Slave Community,”  by Lorena S. Walsh, American Historical Review, 2000.

“Review of Beyond the Household: Women's Place in the Early South, 1700-1835, by Cynthia Kierner, H-SAWH, archived by H-Net (http://www.h-net@h-net.msu.edu), 1999.

“Review of Intimate Enemies: the Two Worlds of the Baroness de Pontalba by Christine Vella, Journal of American History,  1999.

“Review of  We Mean to Be Counted: White Women and Politics in Antebellum Virginia, by Elizabeth R. Varon, Journal of Southern History, 1999.

“Review of Courts and Commerce: Gender, Law, and the Market Economy in Colonial New York, by Deborah A. Rosen, H-Law, archived by H-Net (http://www.h-net@h-net.msu.edu), 1998.

 “Review of Toward an Intellectual History of Women: Essays, by Linda K. Kerber, William and Mary Quarterly, 1998.

“Review of Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia, By Kathleen M. Brown, Journal of American History, 1997.

“Review of Women before the Bar: Gender, Law and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789,American Historical Review, 1997.

“Review of   New Wine: The Story of Women Transforming Leadership and Power in the Episcopal Church, by Pamela  Darling;  Michael Watts, ed., Through a Glass Darkly: A Crisis Considered, by Michael Watts, ed.;  Women in Ministry: Receptivity and Resistance, by Edward C. Lehman, Jr.; Women Speak of God, Congregations and Change, by Joanna Bowen Gillespie, Anglican and Episcopal History,  1996.

"Review of Disorderly Women: Sexual Politics and Evangelicalism in Revolutionary New England, by Susan Juster, Journal of American History, 1996.

"Review of Gentry and Common Folk: Political Culture on a Virginia Frontier, 1740-1789 by Albert H. Tillson, Jr., Kentucky Historical Journal, 1994.

"Review of Many Servants: An Introduction to Deacons by Ormonde Plater and Walking on Glass: Women Deacons Speak Out, by Catherine Treasure, Anglican and Episcopal History, 1993.

"Review of Some Account of the Design of the Trustees for Establishing Colonys in America, by James Edward Oglethorpe," ed., Rodney M. Baine and Phinizy Spalding, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, 1991.

"Review of Fierce Communion: Family and Community in Early America, by Helena Wall, The Journal of Southern History, 1992.

"Review of Women & Religion in America: Volume 3, 1900-1968, by Rosemary Reuther and Rosemary Keller, ed. The Virginia Seminary Journal, 1991.

"Review of Winter Friends: Women Growing Old in the New Republic, 1785-1835, by Terri Premo, North Carolina Historical Review, 1991.

"Review of Women Priests in the Episcopal Church: the Experience of the First Decade, by Mary S. Donovan, Anglican and Episcopal History, 1991.

"Review of Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America, by Sara M. Evans, Georgia Historical Quarterly, 1990.

"Review of Fictions of the Feminine, by Margaret Olafson Thickstun, WHOM Newsletter, 1990.

"Review of The Italian Presence in Colonial Virginia, by Glenn Weaver, Journal of Southern History, 1989.

"Review of Holy Things and Profane: Anglican Churches in Colonial Virginia by Dell Upton,  William and Mary Quarterly, 1989.

"Review of A Different Call: Women's Ministries in the Episcopal Church, 1850-1920 by Mary Sudman Donovan, The Virginia Seminary Journal, fall 1988.

"Review of A Private War: Letters and Diaries of Madge Preston, 1862-1867 ed. by Virginia Walcott Beauchamp, WHOM Newsletter, 1988.

"Review of Urban Religion and the Second Great Awakening, by Terry Bilhartz, American Historical Review, 1987.

"Review of Churchmen and the Western Indian, 1820-1920," ed., by Clyde A. Milner and Floyd A. O'Neil, Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1987.

"Review of Women and the Law of Property in Early America" by Marylynn Salmon, Journal of American History, 1987.

"Review of 'Give to the Winds Thy Fears': The Women's Temperance Crusade, 1873-1874 by Jack S. Blocker, Jr., Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1986.

"Review of Ar'nt I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South by Deborah Gray White," Journal of Southern History, 1986.

"Review of Southern Anglicanism: The Church of England in Colonial South Carolina by S. Charles Bolton," American Historical Review, 1983.

"Review of Loyalism in Revolutionary Virginia: The Norfolk Area and the Eastern Shore by Adele Hast," William and Mary Quarterly, spring, 1983.

"Review of The Other Samuel Johnson: A Psychohistory of Early New England by Peter N. Carroll, Jonathan Boucher: Loyalist in Exile by Anne Y. Zimmer, From Loyalist to Founding Father: The Political Odyssey of William Samuel Johnson by Elizabeth P. McCaughey," Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1982.

"Review of A Frontier Family in Minnesota: Letters of Theodore and Sophie Bost, 1851-1920, ed. by Ralph H. Bowen," Indiana Magazine of History, 1983.

"Review of Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in the American Revolution, by Linda Kerber," WHOM Newsletter, 1981.

"Review of American Aristedes: George Wythe by Imogene E. Brown, Journal of Southern History, 1982.

"Review of Savagism and Civility: Indians and Englishmen in Colonial Virginia, by Bernard S. Sheehan," Indiana Magazine of History, 1981.

"Review of The Diary of the Reverend Robert Rose, ed. by Ralph Fall," Historical Magazine of the Episcopal Church, 1981.

"Review of Bishops by Ballot: An Eighteenth-Century Ecclesiastical Revolution, by Frederick Mills, Sr.," Journal of American History, 1980.

"Review of Society, Freedom and Conscience in Revolutionary America by Jack Greene, Richard Bushman and Michael Kammen," Journal of Southern History, 1977.

Theses:

"The Anglican Ministry in Virginia, 1726-1776: A Study of a Social Class," Ph.D. dissertation, University of Notre Dame, 1972.

"The Anglican Church in Virginia 1723-1743," Master's Thesis, College of William and Mary, 1969.

"The American Acquisition of the Philippine Islands" Senior Thesis, Monmouth College, 1968.

Work in Progress:

Revised edition for paperback circulation of "To Be Useful Unto the World": Women in Revolutionary America, -forthcoming spring 2006,  University of North Carolina Press,.

History of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, signed contract with the Diocese. (joint project with Dr. Edward Bond), publication date 2007.

Our Stories: Autobiographical Reflections on Race and Gender by California Adult Students. Autobiographies are in hand, waiting for follow-up interviews and introductions. A project pursued with Madeleine Marshall.

 Poetry, Piety and Politics, The  World and Writings of Judith Lomax, edited with introductions by Joan R. Gundersen, and Madeleine F. Marshall completed  book draft, under review by a university press.

"Poetry and Marriage: The Dialog between Judith Lomax and Margaret Page," at revise and resubmit stage for William and Mary Quarterly.

Book-length study: Loving Daughters of the Church: Women in the Episcopal Tradition, 1600-1990, research in progress.



Papers:

"’to forget all distinctions" Ecumenism and Denominational Identity in Virginia after the Revolution, 1784-1830,” presentation at the Institute of Early American History and Culture Annual Conference, June 24-26, 2005, Santa Barbara, CA

“Breaching the Walls of the Enclosed Garden,” invited presentation at the Library of Virginia Symposium on Women in Virginia,  Richmond, VA, March 18-19, 2005.

"Building an Episcopal Church in a Lutheran Town: Women and the Founding of St. John's Episcopal Church, Mt. Prospect," presentation at the Anglican-Lutheran Historical

"Becoming Episcopal: Anglican Piety and Faith in Post-Revolutionary Virginia," East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Norfolk, VA, Oct. 5-7, 2000.

“Using Undergraduate Research as a Faculty Development Tool,” American Association for Higher Education, Ananheim, CA (accepted and to be presented March 29-April 2, 2000.)

“Spinning Constitutional History on the Web,” Cecil Bill Fronsman innovative teaching panel, American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., 1999.

“Poetry, Piety, and Politics:  The World of Judith Lomax,” Early American History Seminar, National Humanities Center, Raleigh, N.C., October 1998.

“Teaching with the Web,” Mid-America Conference on History, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1997.

"Historians and Religion in Colonial America," Institute of Early American History and Culture Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, June 1995.

"Women and Migration in Eighteenth Century America," Huntington Library Early American History Seminar, December 1992.

"Innovative Course: The Transatlantic Conversation," with Madeleine Marshall, American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies, Seattle, March 28, 1992;  follow-up presentation, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Providence, R.I., March 1993.

"Constructing the Pious Woman: Gender, Women and Clergy in Late 18th-Century America," American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies, Seattle, March 28, 1992.

"A Gentle Tug-of-War: Women and Clergy in Eighteenth Century America," Women's Studies Brown Bag Series, 1992.

"Drawing the Line: Disestablishment in Powhatan County, Virginia," Joint Session of American Catholic Historical Association and American Society of Church History, Chicago, December 27, 1991.

"Inner Mission: The Private Faith of Agnes Lee," Conference on Broadening Horizons, Women, Mission, and the Episcopal Church, Episcopal Women's History Project, Minneapolis, MN, October 10-12, 1991.

"Revolutionary Trade-Offs," Conference on Women and Revolution, Women Historians of the Midwest, College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, April 7, 1990, and California Regional Meeting of Phi Alpha Theta, March 12, 1994.

"Hard Scrabble and Hard Times: Life in the Early Manakin Colony," Society of the Descendants of Huguenots of Manakin, Richmond, VA, June 1989.

"Women and the Parallel Church," Working Conference on Women in the Episcopal Church, a project funded by the Lilly Foundation as part of their study of Mainline Protestant Churches, Cincinnati, December 26, 1988.

"Tending the Grassroots: New Directions in Denominational History," Women Historians of the Midwest Conference on Women and Religion, St. Paul, MN, 1988.

"Kith and Kin: Women's Networks in Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Citadel Conference on the South, Charleston, S.C. 1987.

"Frontier Gothic: Building Churches on Minnesota's Frontier," Upper Midwest History Meeting, St. Paul, 1986.

"Parallel Churches?: Women in the Episcopal Church, 1858-1980," Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, 1986.

"The Parish as a Female Institution: The Experience of All Saints Parish in Frontier Minnesota," TARS Symposium on Social History: Locality and Mentalite', Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire, 1984.

"Family Ties: Ethnicity and Kinship in Virginia's Great Awakening," Annual Meeting, Organization of American Historians, Los Angeles, 1984.

"The Non-Institutional Church: Women in Eighteenth-Century Virginia," Conference on the History of Episcopal Women, Austin, Texas, 1982.

"Integration of Women's History into United States History," Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 1981.

"The Black Woman in the Virginia Piedmont," Northern Great Plains History Conference, Duluth, Minnesota, 1980.

"Integrating Women's History in Regular Courses,"  Minnesota Women's Studies Association, Mankato, Minnesota, 1980.

"The Problems of Fragmentation:  Women in Early American Historiography," History Department Annual Symposium, University of Wisconsin Center System, Madison, Wisconsin, 1980.

"Parental Control and Coming of Age in Eighteenth-Century Virginia," Conference on Changing Images of the American Family, Winona History Consortium, 1979.

"The Common Law Reassessed:  Women's Legal Status in 18th Century Virginia," Upper Midwest History Meeting, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1979.

"The Search for Good Men:  Anglican Recruitment of Ministers in Virginia," Northern Great Plains History Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1978.

"'In the Name of God, Amen':  Women, Wills and Property in Eighteenth-Century, Virginia,"  Conference on Women's History, Women Historians of the Midwest, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1977.

"Virginia's Huguenot Colony, 1700-1750," Northern Great Plains History Conference, University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse, 1976.

"Alternatives to the Traditional Survey Course," Michiana Historians, Valparaiso University, Indiana, 1973.

"The Anglican Clergy in Virginia, 1726-1776," Recent Dissertations Session, American Historical Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, 1975.
 

Museum Exhibits:

"All Saints Parish and Northfield - 125 Years Together" Northfield Historical Society, 1983.

"Never Done - Women's Work in the Home," Northfield Historical Society, 1987.

"A History of San Marcos Schools - The Valley of Discovery," San Marcos Historical  Society, 1993.

"1963 - San Marcos - A New Era," San Marcos Historical Society, 1993.

"Growing San Marcos: Agriculture Through the Years," San Marcos Historical Society,  1994.

“Life in San Marcos, 1880-1920” San Marcos Historical Society, 1997.

Directed student interns in the following exhibits: "Northfield Inventors," 1983; "Northfield's China Connection," 1987; "The Cannon River," 1987; "Northfield Women and the Arts," 1988, "Northfield: The Next Fifty Years," 1989, “San Marcos Then and Now,” 1996, “Making It and Breaking It in San Marcos: Business and Industry,” 1996.

Panels:

Chair of Session on Balancing Work and Family in the Academy, Berkshire Women's History Conference, June 2005.

Chair and Commentator  of Session on Reassessing Religion in the Colonial Era, American Society of Church History,  Savannah, GA, March 2005

Chair of  Session on Colonial American Religion, American Historical Association, Seattle, January 2005

Chair of Session on New Perspectives on Southern Anglican Identity, Southeastern American Eighteenth-Century Studies, Savannah, GA, March, 2004.

Commentator on Session on Religious Toleration in Virginia Before and After Jefferson’s Statute, Southern Historical Association, Fort Worth, TX 1999.

Commentator and Chair on session on Love and Marriage in Colonial America, Organization of American Historians, Washington, D.C., March 1995.

Commentator on session on Eighteenth-Century Southern Women, Southern Association of Women Historians Conference on Women's History, Houston, TX, June 1994.

Judge, Innovative Course Competition, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, annual meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 1994.

Chair and Organizer for session on Icons and Eyesores in Eighteenth Century America, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, annual meeting, Charleston, S.C., March, 1994.

Chair and Organizer for session on Intersection of Gender and Race in Early America, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, annual meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, April 1993.

Commentator on session Gender and Sociability in the Colonial South, Southern Historical Association, Orlando, FL, November 1993.

Commentator and Chair on session of Women, Children and Health in the New Republic, American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, annual meeting, Kona, Hawaii, August 1991.

Commentator on session on Early American Women's Legal History, Southern Women's History Association, Conference, Chapel Hill, June 1991.

Commentator on session on Divorce in the 19th Century, Law and the Great Plains, Great Plains Center, Lincoln, Neb., March 1991.

Commentator on session on Political Thought and Decision-Making, Social Science History Association, Minneapolis, MN, October, 1990.

Moderator, session on 18th Century Women and Religion, American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, annual meeting, Salt Lake City, August, 1990.

Commentator on session on Religion and Politics in the Old South, Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Neb., March 10, 1989.

Commentator on session on Labor and Agriculture in the Colonial Chesapeake, Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, Norfolk, Virginia, 1988.

Panelist in session on Women and Family Law, Conference on Women and Citizenship, Women Historians of the Midwest, 1987.

Panelist in session on Teaching Law in the Liberal Arts, A.C.M. Conference on Law, Beloit College, 1987.

Panelist in session on Teaching Constitutional History, Wingspread Conference on Law in the Liberal Arts, 1986.

Commentator on Session "Implications for Curriculum and Teaching, Emphasis on Gender Roles," Conference on the Family and the Workplace in Japan and America, Associated Colleges of the Midwest and Great Lakes College Association, St. Paul, 1985.

Moderator and Commentator for session on Attitudes Towards Women in the Early Republic, Women's History Conference, Women Historians of the Midwest, St. Paul, 1982.

Commentator for session on Editing and Writing Textbooks, Organization of American Historians, Philadelphia, 1982.

Moderator for session on Women and the Church, Conference on Self Respect and Sex Roles, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1980.

Commentator for session on Colonial Anglicanism, American Society of Church History, Dallas, 1977.

Moderator and commentator for session on Disadvantaged Women, Conference on Women's History, Women Historians of the Midwest, 1974.

Public Talks:

"In Search of the Traditional Family" keynote lecture, Conference on the Family, California Lutheran University, March, 2005.

"Women Refugees and Campfollowers in Revolutionary Virginia," invited lecture, California State University, San Marcos, April 26, 2004.

"African-American Women in the Episcopal Church," Church of the Redeemer, Adult Education, February 2004.

“Women’s Studies in the United States,” Graduate Seminar in North American Studies, University of Oulu, Finland,  January 16, 1996.

“Empowering Women:  Women in Mainstream Religion in the 20th Century,” University of Tampere, Finland, April 26, 1996.

“Women and Empowerment in the 19th Century American Church,” University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 1996  

“A Suffragist Speaks: A Living History Presentation,” Performed for numerous community groups, 1995-96.

"The Framer's Constitution," Vista Citizens Council for Public Education, October 1994, Vista, CA.

"Revolutionary Trade-offs: Women and the American Revolution," CSU, San Marcos, Friends of Women's Studies, August 5, 1994.

"Showcasing Women's Studies at CSUSM," Oceanside/Vista Branch, American Association of University Women, March 1994.

"The Parallel Church" Episcopal Church Women, Cathedral Church of St. Luke's, San Diego, 1991; and Episcopal Church Women, All Saints Parish, Vista, 1992.

"New Views of Colonial History" CSUSM Sampler Series, Rancho Bernardo Center, June 1993.

"Women in the American Revolution" Rancho Bernardo Branch, American Association of University Women, October 1992.

"Women's Studies at CSUSM" Escondido/San Marcos Branch, American Association of University Women, March 1992.

"Dear Diary: Women's Accounts of the Westward Experience," Rancho Del Oro Corral, Westerner's Association, Escondido, CA, March 1991, and Ramona Historical Society, May 1993.

"Listen to Our Voices: Readings from Women's Journals" a Reader's Theater Production with Charlotte Bell, Leisure Village Women's Studies Group, April 1990; San Marcos Historical Society, March 1991; Oceanside/Vista American Association of University Women, 1992; CSUSM 1991, 1992; Rancho Bernardo Welcome Wagon, 1993.

"The View from the Pew: Rethinking Church History," Luncheon Presentation, Phi Alpha Theta Regional Meeting, University of Wisconsin at River Falls, April 15, 1989.

"Revisioning the Academy: The Growth of Feminist Scholarship," Women's Week, Monmouth College, Ill., March 1989.

"Who Were the 'People'?: Women and Blacks in the U.S. Constitution," Minnesota Humanities Commission Constitutional Bicentennial Lyceum Series, Stillwater (2), Rochester (2), St. Cloud (2), Rosemont, Minneapolis, Duluth, Mankato, MN, Monmouth, IL, and Decorah, IA, 1987-89, San Diego State University North County Lecture Series, March 9, 1990.

"Women in the Colonial Family," Have Lunch with a Historian Lecture Series sponsored by the Hennepin and Ramsey County Historical Societies, 1987.

"How Traditional was the Colonial Family?" Guest Lecturer, Minnesota Historical Society Summer Workshop for School Teachers, 1986.

"The Empire's New Clothes: Rethinking the Colonial Past," Phi Alpha Theta Luncheon, Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, 1985.

"Autonomy and Social Control: The Problem for Women," College of St. Teresa Convocation Series, Winona MN, 1985.

"The Battle Over a Golden Age: the Debate Among Women's Legal Scholars," Associated Colleges of the Midwest Women's Committee Faculty Development Conference, Northfield, 1984.

"The Social Utility of the Myths of the American Revolution," St. Olaf College Bicentennial Symposium, 1976.

Consultancies and Workshops:

Member, On-Site Visitation Team, Middles States Commission of Higher Education, 2002.

Outside Evaluator, History Department, CSU Long Beach, 1994.

Outside Evaluator, (full day on campus for class visits, interviews, etc.) for reappointment review of history faculty member, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1989.

Outside Evaluator, History Department, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, 1988.

Consultant on Women's History, Minnesota Historical Society Project on State History Text, 1986-89.

Consultant, Feminist Studies, Monmouth College (Ill.), March 20, 1989.

Consultant, lecturer, and workshop presenter, Lawrence University Gender Studies Program.  Talks: "Re- visioning History: the Impact of Women's Studies on Historical Studies," "Gender - The Missing Ingredient," "De-Canonizing the Saints of Academia," "Rethinking Courses to Include Gender." Workshops in women's studies findings in literature, history, and the behavioral sciences. October 4-5, 1988 and January 13-14, 1989.

Consultant and co-teacher, Quantitative History Unit, U.S. History Advanced Placement Classes, St. Louis Park High School, 1984.

Co-teacher, Integrating Women into the School Curriculum, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar (6 weeks)for Secondary Teachers, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 1983.

Workshop presenter, 3 sessions: "Integration of Women's History in the Colonial Period," "Incorporating Women into the Early 19th Century," and "Including Women in Classes in Post-Civil War America," Conference for Indiana College Teachers on Integration of Women into the History Curriculum, Bloomington, IN, 1983.

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