Nancy A. Hewitt
Steven F. Lawson
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Ch. 8, The Early Republic: 1790-1820
Ch. 14, Emancipation and Reconstruction: 1863-1877
Ch. 22, Depression, Dissent, and the New Deal: 1929-1940
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Nancy Hewitt and Steven Lawson talk about Incorporating Primary Sources into their Text
Nancy A. Hewitt (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is Professor Emerita of History and of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Her publications include Southern Discomfort: Women’s Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s-1920s, for which she received the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize from the Southern Association of Women Historians; Women’s Activism and Social Change: Rochester, New York, 1822-1872; and the edited volume No Permanent Waves: Recasting Histories of U.S. Feminism. Her latest book--Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds—appeared in 2018.
Steven F. Lawson (Ph.D., Columbia University) is Professor Emeritus of History at Rutgers University. His research interests include U.S. politics since 1945 and the history of the civil rights movement, with a particular focus on black politics and the interplay between civil rights and political culture in the mid-twentieth century. He is the author of many works including Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941; Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South, 1944-1969; and In Pursuit of Power: Southern Blacks and Electoral Politics, 1965-1982.
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