Lisa Tetrault

Lisa Tetrault

Lisa Tetrault is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848–1898 (2014), which won the OAH Mary Jurich Nickliss Book Prize. She is the recipient of long-term fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry Library, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress. She also spent a year in residence at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. Tetrault specializes in memory, social movements (particularly feminism), Reconstruction, political economy, and women's health. She is currently at work on two new book projects: a new narrative about post–Civil War women's rights activism and a history of intimate partner violence from the founding of the nation to the present.

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Lectures

  • Persistence and Resistance: Re-framing the Nineteenth Amendment
  • The Myth of Seneca Falls, or The Problem of a Beginning for U.S. Women's Rights
  • Would the Women Suffragists Please Step Aside? Recovering Women's Rights in Northern Reconstruction
  • Would the Real Susan B. Anthony Please Stand Up?
  • Fighting over Susan B. Anthony: A Modern-Day Abortion Controversy