Blanche Wiesen Cook

Blanche Wiesen Cook

The Distinguished Professor of History and Women's Studies at the John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Blanche Wiesen Cook is the author of the award-winning Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1, 1884–1933 (1992), Volume 2, The Defining Years, 1933–1938 (1999), and Volume 3, The War Years and After, 1939–1962 (2016). For more than twenty years, she produced and hosted her own program for Pacifica Radio and has appeared frequently as a television news commentator. She also was a cofounding cochair of the OAH's Committee on Research and Access to Historical Documentation and the founder and cochair of the Fund for Open Information and Accountability, Inc.

Lectures

  • Eleanor Roosevelt and the Quest for Peace and Human Rights
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, Women, and Power
  • Refugees and Rescue during World War II and Today *
  • The Assault Against Freedom of Information and Access to Presidential Papers
  • The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom at 100
  • Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and Human Rights from Eleanor Roosevelt to the Women's Marchers *


Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.