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A Wilder Feminism

From the June/July 2015 Print Edition

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by laura ingalls wilder edited by pamela smith hill south dakota historical society, 472 pages, $39.95 The South Dakota Historical Society released Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder last fall. The book sold out in a matter of . . . . Continue Reading »

The Ancients on Abortion

From the April 2014 Print Edition

Teaching Dante’s Divine Comedy last semester, I hoped to cruise through the Purgatorio to make sure we completed the Paradiso by semester’s end. But my students wouldn’t let me skip canto 25—they stopped there, awestruck. I think we spent longer in the seventh cornice on the mount of . . . . Continue Reading »

Diapers and Diplomas

From the December 2013 Print Edition

Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower by mary ann mason, nicholas h. wolfinger, and marc goulden rutgers, 188 pages, $25.95 When colleagues at academic conferences marvel at the latest of my seven pregnancies, my immediate reaction—so they don’t think I am the . . . . Continue Reading »