Leonard, Elizabeth ( - )

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Elizabeth D. Leonard was born in New York but spent much of her youth abroad in the Netherlands and Japan.

She received her B.A. from the College of New Rochelle in New York and her M.A. and PhD (both in American History) from the University of California, Riverside in 1992.

She has spent her professional career at Colby College where she is now the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History and the recipient of a permanent Wiswell Research Fellowship.

Her area of expertise is nineteenth century U.S. history, especially women's history; women in the Civil War; women's history and women's culture in colonial Latin America.

Selected Bibliography

  • Yankee Women : Gender Battles In The Civil War (1994)
  • All the daring of the soldier : women of the Civil War armies (1999)
  • Lincoln's avengers : justice, revenge, and reunion after the Civil War (c2004)