Selected Works

The life of the great photographer Dorothea Lange
How public and private institutions attempted to copy with child abuse and violence against women.
When Irish orphans were placed in Mexican-American homes in Arizona in 1904, Anglos responded by kidnapping them.
Reproduction control has been controversial in the US for 150 years, and this book explains why.
History; Photography
Commissioned by the Army to document the internment, Lange’s photographs were impounded and never before published.
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Linda Gordon

Linda Gordon is a professor of history and a University Professor of the Humanities at New York University. Her early books focused on the historical roots of social policy issues, particularly as they concern gender and family issues. More recently, she has explored other ways of presenting history to a broad audience, publishing the microhistory The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (Harvard University Press, 1999) and the biography Dorothea Lange: A Life beyond Limits (W.W. Norton, 2009), both of which won the Bancroft Prize. She is one of only three historians to have won this award twice.