Gordon, Linda


WomensRightBooks.pngWoman's Body, Woman's Right:  A Social History of Birth Control in America.  Viking, 1976; Penguin paperback, 1977; revised 2nd edition, 1990. 
    * Nominated for the National Book Award in History, 1976

CossackRebellionBook.jpgCossack Rebellions:  Social Turmoil in the Sixteenth-Century Ukraine.  SUNY Press, 1983.
    * Winner of the Antonovych Prize for 1983

HeroesBOOK.jpgHeroes of Their Own Lives:  The Politics and History of Family Violence, Viking, 1988; paperback, Penguin, 1989; British edition, 1989. 
    * Winner of AHA's Joan Kelly Prize for the best book in women's history or theory
    * Winner of the Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Book
    * Runner-up for Los Angeles Times Book Award in History
    * Nominated for the National Book Award in History and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award

PitiedEntitledBOOK.jpgPitied but Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the Origins of Welfare. The Free Press, 1994; paperback, Harvard University Press, 1995.  
    * Winner of the Berkshire Prize for best book in women's history 
    * Winner of the Gustavus Myers Award for best book on human rights in North America 
    * Winner of the Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Book

OrphanAbductionBOOK.jpgThe Great Arizona Orphan Abduction. Harvard University Press, 1999; paperback 2000. 
    * Winner of the Bancroft Prize for best book in US history,
    * Winner of the Beveridge Prize for best book on the history of the Americas
    * Winner of the Willa Cather Nonfiction Prize for Writing the West
    * Winner of the Southwest Book Award
    * Winner of the Wisconsin Library Association Banta Award for best book in all categories.

MoralPropertyBOOK.jpgThe Moral Property of Women: The History of Birth Control Politics in America.  University of Illinois Press, 2003. 
    * This is a completely revised version of Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right

DorothylangeBOOK.jpgDorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits. W. W. Norton, 2009.
    * Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for biography
    * Winner of the Bancroft prize for best book in US history
    * Winner of the National Arts Club prize for arts writing

Edited Books with Scholarly Introductions:

Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment, Norton, 2006.

Dear Sisters: Dispatches from Women's Liberation, with Baxandall, Basic Books, 2000.

America's Working Women:  A Documentary History, with Baxandall and Reverby.  Random House and Vintage, 1976; entirely revised 2nd edition, 1995.

Women, the State, and Welfare:  Historical and Theoretical Essays. University of Wisconsin Press, 1990.   
   * Chicago Women in Publishing Award, First Place.


“History Constructs an Historian,” in Becoming Historians, ed. James Banner and John Gillis, University of Chicago Press, 2008. 

“Dorothea Lange: The Photographer as Agricultural Sociologist,” Journal of American History 93 #3, December 2006. 

“If the Progressives were Advising Us Today, Should We Listen?” Journal of Gilded Age and Progressive Era, April 2002. 

"A Genealogy of 'Dependency': Tracing a Keyword of the US Welfare State," with Nancy Fraser,  Signs, winter 1994, and in many anthologies. 

"Social Insurance and Public Assistance:  Gender in American Welfare Thought," American Historical Review, February 1992, and in several anthologies. 

"Black and White Visions of Welfare, 1890-1945," Journal of American History, September 1991, and in several anthologies. 

Interview on the craft and theory of history, by Carol Lasser, in Visions of History:  Conversations with Radical Histori¬ans, Pantheon, 1984.

Updated on 10/07/2016