Friday, February 09, 2007

Civil War history prof next Harvard Prez?

As the aftermath of the Summers gender flap at Harvard, Harvard may be getting a female, non-Harvard grad as president. Better still, her expertise encompasses Civil War history.

From the Crimson, on Drew Gilpin Faust :

And “Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War,” her study of 500 white women’s wartime letters, won the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded to the best book in American history each year.


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