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  • Selected Bibliography of Gerda Lerner’s Works

Articles and Books

A Death of One’s Own. Lincoln, NE: Simon and Schuster 1978.
Black Women in White America: A Documentary History. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1972. [Reprint, New York, NY: Vintage, 1992].
Fireweed: A Political Autobiography. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2002.
Living with History/Making Social Changes. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
“Midwestern Leaders of the Modern Women’s Movement: An Oral History Project.” Wisconsin Academy Review 41, no. 6 (1994): 11–15.
No Farewell: A Novel. New York, NY: Associated Authors, 1955.
Praise of Aging. Self-Published, 2009.
The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to Eighteen-Seventy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1993.
The Creation of Patriarchy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1986.
“The Lady and the Mill Girl.” American Studies 10, no. 1 (1969): 5–15.
The Majority Finds Its Past: Placing Women in History. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1979.
“U.S. Women’s History: Past, Present, and Future.” Journal of Women’s History 16, no. 4 (2004): 21–23.

Visual and Performance Arts

Black Like Me. Directed by Carl Lerner. The Hilltop Company. 1964. (Screenplay, co-written with Carl Lerner.)
The Singing of Women. Produced Off-Broadway. 1951. (Written with Eve Merriam.)

Documentaries and Interviews

Interviewed by Nancy MacLean. Sept. 12 and 13, 2003, Madison, WI. The Voices of Feminism Oral History Project, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College. For full transcript, see
Renata Keller, director. Living History: A Documentary of Dr. Gerda Lerner—Her life, Her Work, Her Vision. Forthcoming. See [End Page 44]


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