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Alice Kessler-Harris

R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower

Office: Department of History
604 Fayerweather Hall
Tel: 212-854-2420
Email: ak571@columbia.edu
Dr. Kessler-Harris specializes in the history of American labor and the comparative and interdisciplinary exploration of women and gender. She received her B. A. from Goucher College (1961) and her Ph.D. from Rutgers (1968). Her published works include: In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in Twentieth Century America (2001); Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States (1982); A Woman’s Wage: Historical Meanings and Social Consequences (1990); and Women Have Always Worked: A Historical Overview (1981). She is co-editor of Protecting Women: Labor Legislation in Europe , Australia , and the United States , 1880–1920 (1995) and U.S. History as Women’s History (1995). Her most recent book, Gendering Labor History (2007), contains her essays on women’s work and social policy.