Selected Works

History
By legitimizing and intensifying bigotry, and insisting that only white Protestants could be “true Americans,” a revived and mainstream Klan in the 1920s left a troubling legacy that demands a reexamination today.
When Irish orphans were placed in Mexican-American homes in Arizona in 1904, Anglos responded by kidnapping them.
How public and private institutions attempted to copy with child abuse and violence against women.
Reproduction control has been controversial in the US for 150 years, and this book explains why.
Biography
The life of the great photographer Dorothea Lange
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Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits



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Early Praise for Linda Gordon’s
DOROTHEA LANGE: A Life Beyond Limits

“Linda Gordon is one of the nation’s most talented historians, and she gives us here a superb biography of the extraordinary Dorothea Lange—meticulously researched and elegantly written. Lange is one of our cultural heroes and deserves this enthusiastic appreciation of her personal life, her work, her contributions to the social consciousness of our time.”
—Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

“Linda Gordon has written a riveting, massively researched biography of a remarkable woman and great photographer. It’s also an invaluable, cultural history of America from San Francisco’s Bohemia of the 1920s to the Great Depression through the WW II….This is an absolutely fascinating study and a must-read.”
—Patricia Bosworth, author of Diane Arbus: The Biography

“Every page of this magisterial biography sparkles with insight into Lange’s life, passions, photographic techniques and achievements—and into the lives of the dispossessed farmers, unemployed laborers, and incarcerated Japanese-Americans who were her greatest subjects.”
—George Chauncey, author of Gay New York

“No other account can rival this one for its engagement or for its dissection of the passions, injuries, and hopes that impelled Lange to challenge the boundaries of gender, race, and family. Linda Gordon writes about her complex subject with sophistication, frankness, and sensitivity. In the process, Gordon demonstrates yet again that she is among the most gifted and probing historians of our time.”
—Gary Gerstle, author of American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century

“As Dorothea Lange’s biographer, Linda Gordon is fortunate that Lange’s private life was as complex—exceptional yet archetypal—as the history she documented in her photographs. The resulting book is a superb social history rendered through a remarkable artist and personality.”
—Diane McWhorter, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Carry Me Home

“This splendidly researched book is vivid, powerful, compelling—and highlights the most urgent issues of community and hope still before us.”
—Blanche Wiesen-Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt

“Linda Gordon's well-paced, comprehensive life and times of Dorothea Lange recaptures the American twentieth century from the Great Depression to the Atomic Age with a fidelity worthy of her subject's penetrating camera eye.”
—David Levering Lewis, author of God’s Crucible

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