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, et al. “Domestic Revolutions: A Social History of American Family Life.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 19, no. 4, JSTOR, 1989, pp. 684–684. Crossref, doi:10.2307/203977. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah, et al. “Chicano Ethnicity.” The Western Historical Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 4, Oxford University Press (OUP), Nov. 1988, pp. 460–460. Crossref, doi:10.2307/968334. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah. “Women and Intercultural Relations: The Case of Hispanic New Mexico and Colorado.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 12, no. 4, University of Chicago Press, July 1987, pp. 719–39. Crossref, doi:10.1086/494363. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah, and Jacqueline Jones. “Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 18, no. 1, JSTOR, 1987, pp. 189–189. Crossref, doi:10.2307/204764. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah, et al. “The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 18, no. 2, JSTOR, 1987, pp. 382–382. Crossref, doi:10.2307/204316. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah. “Review of Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-1890 by Anne M. Butler.” The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, vol. 89, Jan. 1986, pp. 358–59.

Deutsch, Sarah, and Margaret Forster. “Significant Sisters: The Grassroots of Active Feminism, 1839-1939.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 17, no. 2, JSTOR, 1986, pp. 477–477. Crossref, doi:10.2307/204799. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah, and Julia Kirk Blackwelder. “Women of the Depression: Caste and Culture in San Antonio, 1929-1939.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 16, no. 2, JSTOR, 1985, pp. 361–361. Crossref, doi:10.2307/204211. Full Text

Deutsch, Sarah. “The Elusive Guineamen: Newport Slavers, 1735-1774.” The New England Quarterly, vol. 55, no. 2, JSTOR, June 1982, pp. 229–229. Crossref, doi:10.2307/365360. Full Text