Bold Women. Change History.

Liette Gidlow

Featured speaker in the Bold Women. Change History. lecture series.

Liette Gidlow, Author

Liette Gidlow, Author

Liette Gidlow (Ph.D., Cornell University) is the 2019-2020 Mellon-Schlesinger Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, where she is participating in the Long Nineteenth Amendment Project at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. A specialist in twentieth century politics and women's and gender history, she has published two books: The Big Vote, which analyzes how massive, non-partisan voter turnout campaigns in the 1920s helped to contain the radical potential of woman suffrage by establishing new norms of "expert citizenship" and "consumer citizenship"; and Obama, Clinton, Palin, a collection of essays by top-ranking historians that takes the long view on the historic 2008 presidential election. Her next book, The Nineteenth Amendment and the Politics of Race, 1920-1970, uncovers connections between the Nineteenth Amendment of 1920 and the Black freedom movements of the 1950s and 1960s.

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