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Elizabeth Fox-Genovese is the Elonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at Emory University, where she was also the founding director of the Institute for Women’s Studies. She was educated at Bryn Mawr College (BA) and Harvard University (MA, Ph.D.). Her publications include Reconstructing History: The Emergence of a Historical Society, co-edited with Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, Routledge, 1999); Feminism Is Not the Story of My Life (Doubleday, 1996); and Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South (University of North Carolina Press, 1988). She publishes widely on public policy, educational, and women’s issues as well as religion and culture in scholarly journals and in the popular press.