Sunday, October 21, 2007

I LOVE Joyce Appleby

It is wonderful to see that a women author has made such a profund impact on the study of early American history. As with any field of historical study, the vast majority of research has been done by men, which is not to say that they do a bad job. In fact, my favorite historian is a man. What is so wonderful about Joyce Appleby (and women like her) is that they have made it easier for other women to contribute to history. We are already seeing a trand towards women's history (something greatly neglected). As half of a given polulation, it is imperitive that we keep this trend up if we hope to gain a better historical perspective of any time period.


Brad Hart said...

Women's history (especially in colonial America) is pretty interesting. Have you read "A Midwife's Tale: The Story of Martha Ballard"? That is pretty interesting!

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