Norton, Mary

Robert Barker, Cornell University

Mary Beth Norton is the Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History at Cornell University.  Her previous books have won prizes from the Society of American Historians, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and the English-Speaking Union.  Her Founding Mothers & Fathers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1997.  Mary Beth Norton has held fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, Princeton University, the Huntington Library, and was Pitt Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge in 2005-6.  She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society.

On Rorotoko:

On her book Separated by their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World
(Our Cover Feature of June 14, 2011)