Professor Carol Berkin

Carol Berkin is Presidential Professor of History Emerita at Baruch College & the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of several books, including First Generations: Women in Colonial America; A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution; Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence; Civil War Wives: the Life and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant; and most recently Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte. A new book on the Bill of Rights will be published in 2015 by Simon and Schuster. Berkin is a frequent contributor to PBS and History Channel television documentaries on early American and Revolutionary Era history and serves on the boards of several professional organizations including The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Biograhers International.