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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Laurel Thatcher UlrichLaurel Thatcher Ulrich is the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University and a past president of the American Historical Association. A former MacArthur Fellow, she is the author of many articles and books on early American history, including A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785–1812 (1990), which won the Pulitzer Prize. She is also the author of Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History (2007) and A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870 (2017).