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 Visibility and Power: Essays on Women in Society and Development. by Leela Dube; Eleanor Leacock; Shirley Ardener." American Journal of Sociology 94 (March 1989): 1207-1208. (Academic Article)

Deutsch, S. "Review of Chicano Ethnicity by Susan E. Keefe; Amado M. Padilla." The Western Historical Quarterly 19 (November 1988): 460-460. (Academic Article) Full Text

Deutsch, S. "Women and Intercultural Relations: The Case of Hispanic New Mexico and Colorado." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 12.4 (July 1987): 719-739. Full Text

Deutsch, S. "Review of Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present by Jacqueline Jones." The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 18 (July 1987): 189-191. (Academic Article) Full Text

Deutsch, S. "Review of Significant Sisters: The Grassroots of Active Feminism, 1839-1939 by Margaret Forster." The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 17 (October 1986): 477-479. (Academic Article) Full Text

Deutsch, S. "Review of Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-1890 by Anne M. Butler." The Southwestern Historical Quarterly 89 (January 1986): 358-359. (Academic Article)

Deutsch, S. "Review of Women of the Depression: Caste and Culture in San Antonio, 1929-1939 by Julia Kirk Blackwelder." The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 16 (October 1985): 361-363. (Academic Article) Full Text

Deutsch, S. "The Elusive Guineamen: Newport Slavers, 1735-1774." The New England Quarterly 55.2 (June 1982): 229-229. Full Text