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Historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Host Marcia Franklin talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Idaho native Laurel Thatcher Ulrich about her latest book, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” Ulrich, a professor at Harvard University, coined the phrase in a scholarly paper she wrote in the 1970s.

Franklin and her guest discuss how growing up in Idaho influenced Professor Ulrich to become a historian. She also explains why she calls herself “a Mormon feminist” and why she believes “good history is almost always dangerous.” Franklin recorded this interview after Ulrich’s Distinguished Humanities Lecture in Idaho Falls for the Idaho Humanities Council.

Originally Aired: 06/11/2009

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