Anne M. Boylan

Anne M. Boylan is a historian of the nineteenth-century United States and of women and gender, and holds a joint appointment with the Department of Women and Gender Studies. A graduate of Mundelein College (B.A. 1968) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D. 1973), she has published articles in The Journal of American History, American Quarterly, The Journal of the Early Republic, and other scholarly journals. Her books are Sunday School: The Formation of an American Institution, 1790–1880 (Yale University Press, 1988); The Origins of Women’s Activism: New York and Boston, 1797–1840 (University of North Carolina Press, 2002) and Women’s Rights in the United States: A History in Documents (Oxford University Press, 2014). She is currently researching the production of popular versions of women’s history in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. She has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Radcliffe Research Scholars Program; the Hagley Museum and Library; the Western Association of Women Historians; the American Association for State and Local History; the Middle States Council for the Social Studies; and the University of Delaware.