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About Nancy Unger

Books
- Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer. Routledge. 2016
- Beyond Nature's Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History. Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer. Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, 2000. Revised paperback edition with new preface, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2008. Winner of Wisconsin Historical Society 2001 Book of Merit Award.
- A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (Wiley-Blackwell), Co-edited with Christopher McKnight Nichols, 2017.
 
Top Five Book Chapters
  1. “Using the Constitution to Limit Revolutions in Morality: The Diggs-Caminetti Case of 1913,” On-Going Revolutions in the U.S. and Europe, Marie Bolton and Marie-Elisabeth Baudin, eds.,Paris: Librarie generale de dtroit et de jurisprudence, forthcoming 2017.
  2. “The La Follettes,” in Modern American Political Dynasties: A Study of Power, Family and Political Influence, Kathleen Gronnerud and Scott Spitzer, eds., Praeger Press, forthcoming 2017.
  3. With Marie Bolton, “‘Mother Nature is Getting Angrier’: Turning Sacred Navajo Land into a Toxic Environment,” Environmental Crisis and Human Costs Ufuk Özdağ and François Gavillon, eds. (Colección Benjamin Franklin. Alcala de Henares, Madrid: Universidad de Alcalá, 2015): 31-45.
  4. “The Role of Nature in Lesbian Alternative Environments in the United States : From Jook Joints to Sisterspace,” Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Biopolitics, and Desire, edited by Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson, University of Indiana Press, 2010, pp. 173-198.
  5. "'When Women Condemn the Whole Race': Belle Case La Follette Attacks the Color Line." In Women in Print, edited by James P. Danky and Wayne Wiegand. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, pp. 281-296.
Top Five Journal Articles
  1. “The Unexpected Belle La Follette,” Wisconsin Magazine of History99, no. 2 (Winter 2015-2016): 16-27. (access this article online)
2.    “La Follette’s Autobiography: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Glorious,”Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 10, no. 3 (July 2011): 354-61.
3.    "Women for a Peaceful Christmas: Wisconsin Homemakers Seek to Remake American Culture,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 93, no. 2 (Winter 2009-2010): 2-15. (access this article online)
4.    "Teaching 'Straight' Gay and Lesbian History."Journal of American History 93 (March 2007): 1192-99. [Electronic Journal, access the article online.]
"The We Say What We Think Club: Rural Wisconsin Women and the Development of Environmental Ethics,"Wisconsin Magazine of History Vol. 90, No. 1 (Autumn, 2006): 16-27. (Cover feature) Honorable mention, 2006 Alice Hamilton Prize of the American Society for Environmental History. (access this article online)

Positions

2017 Present History Department Chair, Santa Clara University
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2013 Present Professor of History, Santa Clara University
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20052013 Associate Professor of History, Santa Clara University
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20002005 Assistant Professor of History, Santa Clara University
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19972000 Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, Santa Clara University
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Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Winner of the 2016 Wisconsin Historical Society Book of Merit Award
  • California Book Award finalist
  • Winner of Wisconsin Historical Society 2001 Book of Merit Award.

Courses

  • HIST 188S Seminar: The U.S. Progressive Era
  • HIST 181 Women in American Society Since 1900
  • HIST 177 Gay Men and Lesbians in American History
  • HIST 158 Turmoil and Reform, U.S. 1877-1920
  • HIST 101 Historical Writing
  • HIST 84 U.S. Women's History

Education

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1985 Ph.D. in History, University of Southern California
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1981 M.A. in History, University of Southern California
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1978 B.A. in History, Gonzaga University
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Contact Information

1-408-554-6889
History Department, O'Connor Hall 203A

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Research Works (46)