Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D. University of Chicago
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: Nineteenth Century U.S. History; Philanthropy, Civil Society, Voluntary Associations and Social Reform
American Creed: Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003).
Women, Philanthropy and Civil Society. Editor. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001)
Women's Culture: American Philanthropy and Art, 1830-1930 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991).
Lady Bountiful Revisited: Women, Power, and Philanthropy (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1990) Editor and Contributer.
Noblesse Oblige: Charity and Cultural Philanthropy in Chicago, 1849-1929 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982).
Articles, Reviews, Essays:
"Women and Political Culture", in Lawerence J. Friedman and Mark D. McGarvie, Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility in American History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001): 179-198.
"Patronage of the Arts," Stanley I. Kutler, Robert Dallek, David A. Hollinger and Thomas McCraw, eds., Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996): VI-1725-1742.
Work in Progress:
A book on women, power and money in twentieth-century American life.