Gerda Lerner


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Gerda Lerner (born April 30, 1920) is a historian, author and teacher. She is a professor emerita of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a visiting scholar at Duke University.

Lerner is one of the founders of the field of women's history, and is a former president of the Organization of American Historians. Lerner played a key role in the development of women’s history ... more »

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  • Everything that explains the world has in fact explained a world that does not exist, a world in which men are at the center of the human enterprise and women are at the margin "helping" them. Such a ...
    Gerda Lerner (b. 1920), U.S. educator, author. Quoted in Ms. (New York, Sept. 1981).
  • The appeal of the New Right is simply that it seems to promise that nothing will change in the domestic realm. People are terrified of change there, because it's the last humanizing force left in soci...
    Gerda Lerner (b. 1920), U.S. educator, author. quoted in Ms. (New York, Sept. 1981).
  • ''Long-term commitment to an intimate relationship with one person of whatever sex is an essential need that people have in order to breed the qualities out of which nurturant thought can rise.''
    Gerda Lerner (b. 1920), U.S. educator, author. quoted in Ms. (New York, Sept. 1981).
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