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Gerda Lerner

Gerda LernerAKA Gerda Hedwig Kronstein

Born: 30-Apr-1920
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2-Jan-2013
Location of death: Madison, WI
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Woman in American History

Father: Robert Kronstein
Mother: Ilona Neumann
Husband: Bernard Jensen
Husband: Carl Lerner (filmmaker, m. 1941, d. brain cancer, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Stephanie
Son: Daniel

    University: AB, New School for Social Research (1963)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1965)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1966)
    Professor: Long Island University (1965-67)
    Professor: Sarah Lawrence College (1968-79)
    Professor: University of Wisconsin at Madison (1980-90)

    Organization of American Historians President (1981-82)
    American Historical Association
    EMILY's List
    John Kerry for President
    MoveOn.org
    Obama for America
    Naturalized US Citizen 1943
    Hysterectomy
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Author of books:
No Farewell (1955, novel)
The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina: Rebels Against Slavery (1967)
The Woman in American History (1971)
The Female Experience: An American Documentary (1976)
A Death of One's Own (1978, memoir)
The Majority Finds Its Past: Placing Women in History (1980)
Teaching Women's History (1981)
The Creation of Patriarchy (1986)
The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to 1870 (1993)
Why History Matters (1997)
Fireweed: A Political Autobiography (2002, memoir)


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