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about the author


Ardis Cameron is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern Maine.  


She received her Ph.D. is history at Boston College in 1986 and has taught at University  of Massachusetts, Boston, Wheaton College, and Harvard University. In 2019, she served as a Visiting Professor in the International Gender and Women Studies Program at the University of Bern, Switzerland.


She is the author of Radicals of the Worst Sort: The Laboring Women of Lawrence,  Massachusetts, 1888-1912 (University of Illinois Press, 1994), Looking for America: The Visual Production of Nation and People (Blackwell, 2004), Unbuttoning America: A Biography of Peyton Place, (Cornell University, 2015) and well as numerous articles on women, gender, and labor history.


She is the recipient of a National Endowment for Humanities Senior Research Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

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