Sara M. Evans

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Sara M. Evans (born 1943) is a Regents Professor Emeritus in the history department at the University of Minnesota.[1] She has also worked as the editor of Feminist Studies and a consulting editor of the Journal of American History.[2] She received her B.A. from Duke University in 1966 and her M.A. from Duke University in 1968.[3] She later received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976 and began teaching at the University of Minnesota that year.[4][5]

Her parents were a Methodist minister and a mother she describes as "a radical egalitarian in her bones."[6]


Her books include: Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left (1979), Born for Liberty: A History of American Women (1989), Wage Justice: Comparable Worth and the Paradox of Technocratic Reform (1989) (with Barbara J. Nelson), Free Spaces: Sources of Democratic Change in America, 2nd edition, (1992) (with Harry C. Boyte), Journeys That Opened Up the World: Women, Student Christian Movements, and Social Justice, 1955-1975 (2003), and Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century's End (2003).[3]


Her awards include:[5]
• CLA Dean's Medal, 1999
• College of Liberal Arts Scholars of the College, University of Minnesota, 1991 - 1994
• McKnight Humanities Scholar, University of Minnesota, 1996 - 1999
• McKnight Distinguished University Professorship, beginning in 1997
• College of Liberal Arts Dean's Medal, University of Minnesota, 1999
• President's Outstanding Service Award, University of Minnesota, 1999
• American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2001 - 2002
• Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education, 2002 - 2003
• Regents' Professorship, University of Minnesota, 2004


The Sara M. Evans Papers, 1959-2005, are held at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Guide to the Sara M. Evans Papers, 1959-2005 | Collection Guides | Rubenstein Library". 1982-12-09. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
  2. ^ Richard A. Couto (14 September 2010). Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference Handbook. SAGE Publications. pp. 26–. ISBN 978-1-4522-6634-3.
  3. ^ a b "Sara M Evans | College of Liberal Arts | University of Minnesota". Retrieved 2015-06-29.
  4. ^ Rober T. Michael; Heidi I. Hartmann; Bridgid O'Farrell, eds. (1 January 1989). Pay Equity:: Empirical Inquiries. National Academies Press. pp. 262–. ISBN 978-0-309-03978-9.
  5. ^ a b "Sara M. Evans". 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
  6. ^ Lois P. Rudnick; Judith E. Smith; Rachel Lee Rubin (9 February 2009). American Identities: An Introductory Textbook. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 174–. ISBN 978-1-4051-5009-5.