Winner of many awards: Joan Kelly Prize, Philip Taft Prize, Herbert Hoover Prize, Bancroft Prize.
Has been a fellow at National Humanities Center and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Past president of Labor and Working-Class History Association. Vice-president and president-elect of the Organization of American Historians.
In Pursuit of Equity is a sensitive and illuminating exploration of the manifold ways in which gendered habits of mind shape social action. It is a contribution not just to the history of the past but to the history of the future (From Arthur Schlesinger Jr)
Without a doubt the single best survey of transformation of women's paid and unpaid work from the colonial period to the present. (American Historical Review on OUT TO WORK)
Poses hard, pressing questions about wage justice and provides the historical perspective that is needed to answer them (NYTBR on A WOMAN'S WAGE)
A revelatory and provocative biography of one of the most controversial women of the twentieth century, by one of America's most renowned historians.