FORA.tv Speaker - Carol Berkin

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Biography

Carol Berkin is Presidential Professor of History, Emerita, at Baruch College & the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author and editor of several books, including First Generations: Women in Colonial America; A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution; Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence; and, most recently, Civil War Wives: the Life and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant. Her new book, Wondrous Beauty: The Extraordinary Life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, will be on the bookshelves by March of 2014. Her current book project is a study of how we got the Bill of Rights.

Professor Berkin is a frequent contributor to television documentaries on early American and Revolutionary Era history and a frequent presenter for the Teaching American History Grant programs. She currently serves on the Board of the Academy of New York History, the Board of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, the Board of the Society of American Historians, and the Board of Biography International.

6 Programs

Revolutionary Transformation of Women's Role in Society

11.12.13 | 00:20:01 min | 0 comments

Women Who Followed the Continental Army

11.12.13 | 00:26:55 min | 0 comments

African American Women and the American Revolution

11.11.13 | 00:19:58 min | 0 comments

Native American Women and the American Revolution

11.11.13 | 00:20:08 min | 0 comments

Women in the American Revolution

10.25.13 | 00:58:31 min | 0 comments

Daughters of Liberty and Loyalist Women

10.25.13 | 00:42:02 min | 0 comments