History Books and Projects

My History Publications and Projects

I have published five scholarly history books about women’s reform and activism, the Chicago African-American community, and most recently, the history of food co-operatives, with prestigious university and commercial presses. I have recently completed a manuscript, Imperiled.  African-American Youth, 1960 to 2020, which is under review.

Food Co-ops in America. Communities, Consumerism, and Economic Democracy. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2013.

The Educational Work of Women’s Organizations, co-edited with Christine Woyshner. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007; 2013, paperback.

The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women’s Activism. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006.

Reform and Resistance. Gender, Delinquency, and America’s First Juvenile Court. New    York and London: Routledge, 2001.

Toward A Tenderer Humanity and A Nobler Womanhood: African American Women’s Clubs in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago. New York: New York University Press,  1996.