Participant Info

First Name
Bonnie
Last Name
Laughlin-Schultz
Affiliation
Eastern Illinois University
Website URL
http://www.eiu.edu/include12/global/profile.php?id=blaughlinschul
Keywords
Civil War, women, antislavery, reform, United States, women's rights, antebellum
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About Me

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz is a historian of the 19th century United States who specializes in in American women’s history. Her first book, The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionismwas published in 2013 and was named a Kansas Notable Book in 2014. She is now working on a project about 19th century women’s rights reformers and the intersections of their ideology about women’s rights and citizenship with their experiences of motherhood. She teaches the US survey, American women’s history, history of the American family, social studies teaching methods, and historical research/writing, and she serves as coordinator for Social Science Teaching.

Recent Publications
  • “Women’s Rights and Gender Ideology, 1848-1890,” Routledge Companion to the Nineteenth Century, ed. Jonathan Wells (forthcoming)
  • “How John Brown Smashed the Whiskey Barrel: John Brown’s Children in Southern California and Memory of the American Civil War,” California History 90 (fall 2015)
  • The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism (Cornell University Press, 2013)
  • “John Brown’s Widow in Topeka: The Contested over Brown’s Legacy in Kansas in 1882 and Beyond,” Kansas History (2013)
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Women