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Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian specializing in early America and the history of women, and a professor at Harvard University. Among her many publications, her books include The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth; A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism; and A Midwife’s Tale, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize — the first book of women's history to receive the prize — and was later the basis for a PBS documentary film. In 1976, Ulrich coined the phrase "well-behaved women seldom make history,” which has since taken on a life of its own and has been used on greeting cards, T-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, and more.

In this episode, Ulrich joins Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson during Women’s History Month to discuss the ways in which women — well-behaved or otherwise — have shaped history.

AmRev360 features lively conversations on the American Revolution from all angles between Stephenson and a broad slate of dynamic guests, including authors, actors, community leaders, and more. 

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This image shows the book cover of The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of An American Myth by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. The cover shows a stitching of a man and woman fishing on the banks of a river. In the background, there is a large house on hills.
 

Age of Homespun

Read an excerpt from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s telling of the importance of women's patriotism during the boycotting of British goods.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Vincent Brown
 

Read the Revolution Speaker Series

The Read the Revolution Speaker Series brings celebrated authors and historians to the Museum for lively, facilitated discussions of their work.
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AmRev360

Watch lively conversations on the American Revolution from all angles, hosted by Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson and featuring a broad slate of dynamic guests.
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