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. “Learning to Talk More Like a Man: Boston Women's Class-Bridging Organizations, 1870-1940.” The American Historical Review, vol. 97, no. 2, JSTOR, Apr. 1992, pp. 379–379. Crossref, doi:10.2307/2165724. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah J. “Review of Motherhood in the Old South: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Rearing by Sally G. McMillen.” Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 2, Jan. 1992, pp. 483–84.

Deutsch, Sarah, and Lisa M. Fine. “The Souls of the Skyscraper: Female Clerical Workers in Chicago, 1870-1930.The Journal of American History, vol. 78, no. 1, Oxford University Press (OUP), June 1991, pp. 349–349. Crossref, doi:10.2307/2078187. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah. “Coming Together, Coming Apart: Women’s History and the West.” Montana: The Magazine of Western History, vol. 41, Apr. 1991, pp. 58–61.

Deutsch, Sarah, and Elliott West. “Growing Up with the Country: Childhood on the Far Western Frontier.The American Historical Review, vol. 96, no. 2, JSTOR, Apr. 1991, pp. 614–614. Crossref, doi:10.2307/2163420. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah, et al. “The Woman Question: Society and Literature in Britain and America, 1837-1883. Vol. 1, Defining Voices.” History of Education Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 3, JSTOR, 1991, pp. 397–397. Crossref, doi:10.2307/368377. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah. “Review.” Pacific Historical Review, vol. 59, no. 2, University of California Press, May 1990, pp. 282–83. Crossref, doi:10.2307/3640082. Full Text

Vargas, Zaragosa. “Review of No Separate Refuge: Culture, Class, and Gender on an Anglo-Hispanic Frontier in the American Southwest, 1880-1940 by Sarah Deutsch.” International Labor and Working Class History, Oct. 1989, pp. 99–103.

Deutsch, Sarah, and Arlene Scardron. “On Their Own: Widows and Widowhood in the American Southwest, 1848-1939.” The American Historical Review, vol. 94, no. 3, JSTOR, June 1989, pp. 886–886. Crossref, doi:10.2307/1873980. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah. “Review of Visibility and Power: Essays on Women in Society and Development. by Leela Dube; Eleanor Leacock; Shirley Ardener.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 94, Mar. 1989, pp. 1207–08.