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Harriet Alonso

Professor of History


Division of Humanities and the Arts




NAC 5/129b

p: 212-650-7463


  • Profile

    Harriet Alonso holds a Ph.d. in History. She is the author of five books and many articles and book reviews. Her book, Growing Up Abolitionist: The Story of the Garrison Children received the Warren F. Kuehl Book Award from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. She has also received an article prize, an NEH Research Fellowship, and two teaching awards. Alonso is also a member of the faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center.

  • Education

    Ph.D.  State University of New York at Stony Brook

    MA  Sarah Lawrence College

    MA  New York University

    BS  New York University

  • Courses Taught

    Women in U.S. History

    The Gilded Age and Progressive Era

    Biography and the Antislavery Movement

    Family in U.S. History

    The History of Childhood in America

  • Research Interests

    Professor Alonso is a peace historian with emphases in women's history, biography, social movements and theater history. 

  • Publications


    Yip Harburg: Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist (Wesleyan University Press, 2012)

    Robert E. Sherwood: The Playwright in Peace and War (University of Massachusetts Press, 2007)

    Growing Up Abolitionist: The Story of the Garrison Children (University of Massachusetts Press, 2002)

    Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights (Syracuse University Press, 1993)

    The Women's Peace Union and the Outlawry of War, 1921-1942 (University of Tennessee Press, 1989, Syracuse University Press, 1997--paperback)

    Edited volumes:

    Guest Editor, Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 36, #1 (January, 2011): "Honoring Jane Addams"

    Co-Guest Editor with Miguel Alonso and Charles Howlett, Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 34, #4 (October, 2009): "Educating for Peace and Social Justice"

    Introduction to reprint of Jame Addams, Emily Greene Balch, and Alice Hamilton, Women at The Hague (1915); University of Illinois Press, 2003, pp. vii-xl.

    Guest Editor, Women's History Review 14, #1 (2002): "The Meeting of Politics and Performance in U.S. Women's History"

    Co-Guest Editor with John Chambers, Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 20, #4: "Peace and War Issues: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Historical Perspective.

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