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


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, S. "Review of Three Frontiers: Family, Land, and Society in the American West, 1850-1900 by Dean L. May." Social History 20 (October 1995): 399-400. (Academic Article)

Deutsch, S. "Review of Social Housekeepers: Women Shaping Public Policy in New Mexico, 1920-1940 by Sandra Schackel." Montana: The Magazine of Western History 44 (July 1994): 86-86. (Academic Article)

Deutsch, S. "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 13 (April 1994): 97-98. (Academic Article)

Deutsch, S. "Gender, Labor History, and Chicano/a Ethnic Identity." Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 14.2 (1994): 1-1. Full Text

Deutsch, S. "Review of Poor Women and Their Families: Hard-Working Charity Cases, 1900-1930 by Beverly Stadum." The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 24 (January 1994): 563-565. (Academic Article) Full Text

Deutsch, S. "Reconceiving the City: Women, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1910." Gender & History 6 (1994): 202-223. (Academic Article)

Deutsch, S. "Review of On Rims & Ridges: The Los Alamos Area since 1880. by Hal K. Rothman." The Journal of American History 80 (September 1993): 704-705. (Academic Article) Full Text

Deutsch, S. "Review of A Family Venture: Men and Women on the Southern Frontier by Joan E. Cashin." The American Historical Review 97 (December 1992): 1593-1593. (Academic Article) Full Text

Deutsch, S. "Review of Protestantism in the Sangre de Cristos, 1850-1920 by Randi Jones Walker." The Catholic Historical Review 78 (October 1992): 685-686. (Academic Article)