Virginia History Series
Historical Hall of Fame: Suzanne Lebsock (born 1949) is an award winning author and historian.
Dr. Lebsock's works include her first book The Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860 which
was published in 1984 and won the Bancroft Prize, and A Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on Trial.
Dr. Lebsock has
won the Francis Parkman Prize for her writing, and is currently a Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University in
New Brunswick, New Jersey. She specializes in women's history. Suzanne Lebsock has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim
Memorial and and MacArthur foundations.
Her other published works include:
o Visible Women: New Essays on American
Activism (Women in American History) [with Nancy A Hewitt];
o A Share of Honor: Virginia Women, 1600-1945. [with Kym Rice];
o Woman Suffrage and White Supremacy: A Virginia CaseStudy; and,
o Virginia Women: The First Two Hundred Years (with Anne
She is married to Rutgers Univ. President Richard L. McCormick and they have two children (see family portrait
at left from 2010).