Dr. Ruth Rosen, Professor of History and author of many books, including The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America, talks about women's participation in the Tea Party movement and the complex motives behind it.
Ruth Rosen is a pioneering historian of gender and society and an award-winning journalist.
She is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California at Davis, where she taught American history, women’s history, history and public policy, and immigration studies for over two decades. The recipient of the University of California Distinguished Teaching Award in 1983, and many national fellowships, including two from the Rockefeller Foundation, she has lectured all over the world and was a visiting professor at the European Peace University in Austria and Ireland, The Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley and is currently a visiting professor in the department of history at the University of California.
She is the editor of the The Maimie Papers: From Prostitute to Social Worker, a New York Times Notable Book in l978; the author of The Lost Sisterhood: Prostitution in America, 1900-1918, 1982; and The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America, (revised edition 2006), a Book of the Month and Quality Paperback Selection; Los Angeles Times Best Books published in 2000; Finalist for Non-Fiction Award for Bay Area Reviewers Association.
From WINGS, Women's International News Gathering Service