Gender and Midwestern History

The entire premise of this blog is: Doing Women’s History in the American Midwest. Yet I spend a lot of time wondering whether regional identity really matters when thinking about gender identity. In 1978, at the dawn of women’s historiography, historian D’Ann Campbell thought so, at least in the American West. Others have argued that the forces of gender shape our political, social, and economic existence without much regard for geography. So what is behind my Midwest to the tagline?   Continue reading