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Carol Berkin

Carol Berkin American historian and writer

American historian and writer
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Intro American historian and writer
Countries United States of America
Occupations Historian
Gender female
Birth 1 October 1942 (Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, U.S.A.)
The details

Carol Ruth Berkin (born 1 October 1942) is an American historian and author specializing in women's role in American colonial history.


She was born in Mobile, Alabama. She is divorced with two children.


She taught at Baruch College from 1972 to 2008 and has taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 1983. She is currently Baruch Presidential Professor of History at the City University of New York.

She has worked as a historical commentator for several television documentaries, most notably PBS’s Dolley Madison: America’s First Lady.


Berkin has received the Bancroft Dissertation Award from the Bancroft Foundation. and a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Selected works

  •   Wondrous Beauty was reviewed in the New York Times.
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