BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Womanhood in America (New York: New Viewpoints, 1975).
Cradle of the Middle Class: The Families of Oneida County New York 1790-1865 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981).
Women in Public: Between Banners and Ballots, 1825-1880 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990).
Civic Wars: Democracy and Public Life in American Cities During the 19th Century (Berkeley, UC Press, 1997).
"A Laudable Pride in the Whole of Us": City Halls as Civic Materialism" American Historical Review, October 2000.