Jacob, Kathryn



Kathryn Jacob is currently curator of manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. She earned her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, and previously held positions at Johns Hopkins University, the U. S. Senate Historical Office, the National Archives, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and the American Jewish Historical Society. Jacob’s books include Capital Elites: High Society in Washington, D.C., after the Civil War (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995) and Testament to Union: Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C. (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998). She has been a commentator on the Arts and Entertainment Network’s America’s Castles, The Grand Tour, and America’s Mansions, Monuments, and Masterpieces. Jacob has also written for American Heritage and Smithsonian on, among others, the Lizzie Borden ax murders and physician Clelia Mosher and her sex survey of American women.

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On her book King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward,Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age
(Our Cover Feature of May 07, 2010)