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 Firor Scott).
 
She is married to  Rutgers Univ. President Richard L. McCormick and they have two children (see family portrait at left from 2010).
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