About the Author
For the past twenty-five years, Estelle B. Freedman
, a founder of the Program in Feminist Studies at Stanford University, has written about the history of women in the United States. Freedman is the author of two award-winning studies: Their Sisters Keepers: Womens Prison Reform in America, 1830-1930
and Maternal Justice: Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition
. Freedman coauthored Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America
, which was a New York Times
Notable Book. Professor Freedman lives in San Francisco.
From the Hardcover edition.