Sarah Jane Deutsch

Sarah Jane Deutsch

Professor of History

External address: 
326 Carr Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-2602
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays 2-4, Carr Building Rm. 326


My work engages issues of difference, particularly racial, gender, class, and spatial formations. My current book project is “Making a Modern U.S. West, 1898-1942.” I have written three other books, Women and the City: Gender, Space and Power in Boston, 1870-1940 (2000); From Ballots to Breadlines: American Women, 1920-1940 (1994); and No Separate Refuge: Culture, Class, and Gender on an Anglo-Hispanic Frontier in the American Southwest, 1880-1940 (1987).

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Yale University 1985

  • M.Lit., Oxford University (U.K.) 1980

  • B.A., Yale University 1977

Deutsch, Sarah. “Review of Three Frontiers: Family, Land, and Society in the American West, 1850-1900 by Dean L. May.” Social History, vol. 20, Oct. 1995, pp. 399–400.

Deutsch, Sarah. “Review of Social Housekeepers: Women Shaping Public Policy in New Mexico, 1920-1940 by Sandra Schackel.” Montana: The Magazine of Western History, vol. 44, July 1994, pp. 86–86.

Deutsch, Sarah. “Review of When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846 by Ramón A. Gutiérrez.” Journal of American Ethnic History, vol. 13, Apr. 1994, pp. 97–98.

Deutsch, Sarah. “Doing What the Day Brought: An Oral History of Arizona Women Logan Rothschild Pamela Claire Hronek.” Pacific Historical Review, vol. 63, no. 1, University of California Press, Feb. 1994, pp. 100–02. Crossref, doi:10.2307/3640686. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah. “Gender, Labor History, and Chicano/a Ethnic Identity.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, JSTOR, 1994, pp. 1–1. Crossref, doi:10.2307/3346622. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah. “Reconceiving the City: Women, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1910.” Gender & History, vol. 6, 1994, pp. 202–23.

Deutsch, Sarah, and Beverly Stadum. “Poor Women and Their Families: Hard-Working Charity Cases, 1900-1930.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 24, no. 3, JSTOR, 1994, pp. 563–563. Crossref, doi:10.2307/206707. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah, and Hal K. Rothman. “On Rims & Ridges: The Los Alamos Area since 1880.The Journal of American History, vol. 80, no. 2, Oxford University Press (OUP), Sept. 1993, pp. 704–704. Crossref, doi:10.2307/2079964. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah, and Joan E. Cashin. “A Family Venture: Men and Women on the Southern Frontier.The American Historical Review, vol. 97, no. 5, JSTOR, Dec. 1992, pp. 1593–1593. Crossref, doi:10.2307/2166089. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah. “Review of Protestantism in the Sangre de Cristos, 1850-1920 by Randi Jones Walker.” The Catholic Historical Review, vol. 78, Oct. 1992, pp. 685–86.