March 25, 2020

Winning Women's Suffrage: Celebrating Victories, Learning from Mistakes

Event Details

Date & Time

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM




Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium

Event Type & Tags

  • Academics
  • Arts & Culture
  • Careers & Outcomes
  • Diversity & Inclusion

About This Event

Nancy Unger, a 1978 graduate of Gonzaga University, professor and chair of History at Santa Clara University. She’s the author of two award-winning biographies, Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer; and Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer. Her book Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History was a California Book Award finalist. Her new book, co-edited with Christopher McKnight Nichols, is A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.  She is the author of dozens of scholarly articles and essays on the history of progressive reform. Her op-eds applying lessons of the past to present-day problems have appeared on, and in newspapers nationwide, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Examiner, and the San Jose Mercury News. She has been featured multiple times on C-SPAN TV, consulted with Bill Moyers for PBS, and her radio appearances include National Public Radio, KQED, Air America, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Talking History.