Anne M. Boylan is a social historian of the nineteenth-century United States and of women and gender. A graduate of Mundelein College (B.A. 1968) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D. 1973), she has published articles in The Journal of American History, American Quarterly, and other journals. Her books are Sunday School: The Formation of an American Institution, 1790-1880 (Yale University Press, 1988) and The Origins of Women's Activism: New York and Boston, 1797-1840 (University of North Carolina Press, 2002). She is currently finishing a book, under contract with Oxford University Press, on women’s rights in American history, and researching a project analyzing the women's history programs broadcast by the DuPont "Cavalcade of America" radio program, 1935-1953. She holds a joint appointment with the Women’s Studies Interdisciplinary Program.