Gordon, Linda, 1940-

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Linda Gordon is an American feminist and historian. She lives in New York City and in Madison, Wisconsin. She won the Marfield Prize for Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, and the Antonovych Prize for Cossack Rebellions: Social Turmoil in the Sixteenth-Century Ukraine (SUNY Press, 1983). An active participant in the women’s-liberation movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, Gordon and her long-time collaborator Rosalyn Baxandall edited two books providing crucial views of that movement’s contributions: America’s Working Women (Random House/Vintage 1976 and 1995) and Dear Sisters: Dispatches from Women’s Liberation (Basic Books, 1995). Gordon taught first at the University of Massachusetts/Boston and then at the University of Wisconsin/Madison where she was awarded the university's most prestigious chair professorship, the Vilas Research Chair. Today she is a professor of history at NYU, teaching courses on gender, social movements, imperialism and the 20th-century US in general. She has won many prestigious awards, including Guggenheim, NEH, ACLS, Radcliffe Institute and the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center fellowships.
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creatorOf Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon Research Files on Women's Liberation Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Records, 1967-1990 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1969-1975 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Maren Lockwood Carden papers, 1969-1979 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers of Susan Schechter, (inclusive), (bulk), 1961-2005, 1986-2004 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers of Gerda Lerner, 1924-2006 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Popkin, Ann Hunter, 1945-. Additional papers of Ann Hunter Popkin, 1954-1979 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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acquaintanceOf Baxandall, Rosalyn Fraad, 1939- person
associatedWith BOSTON N.O.W. corporateBody
associatedWith Bread & Roses (Organization). corporateBody
associatedWith Carden, Maren Lockwood person
associatedWith Cell 16 (Organization). corporateBody
associatedWith Chicago Women’s Liberation Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Female Liberation, Inc.. corporateBody
associatedWith GERDA LERNER, 1920- person
associatedWith Nancy Grey Osterud, 1948- person
associatedWith New York Radical Feminists. corporateBody
associatedWith Popkin, Ann Hunter, 1945- person
associatedWith Redstockings, Inc. corporateBody
correspondedWith Susan Schechter person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Yale University CT US
New York City NY US
Madison WI US
Portland OR US
Cambridge MA US
Chicago IL US
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Abortion--United States
Historians--21st century
West (U.S.)--History--Study and teaching
Feminists--Archival resources
Birth control--History--20th century
gender studies
Historians--20th century--Sources
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Women historians--United States--Archival resources
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Birth 1940-01-19

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Americans

English

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