Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History

Episode 2: Biases and History I

Join Emily, Meredith, and Frank as they talk about spotting our own biases, the hidden history of women business owners, and more.


Links and Additional Content:

A page from Martha Ballard's diary
A page from Martha Ballard’s diary

Biography of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich by the American Historical Association

A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

ISBN-10: 0679733760
ISBN-13: 978-0679733768

Explore Martha Ballard’s diary and primary documents online at DOHistory

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

ISBN-10: 1400075270
ISBN-13: 978-1400075270

The Bad Behavior of Visionary Leaders via the New York Times (about Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos)

Economics: Principles and Policy by William J. Baumol and Alan S. Blinder. You can read the excerpt about how the lack of incentives in ancient China affected how technology spread via Google books here (page 407, section 19-7)

ISBN-13: 978-1305280595
ISBN-10: 1305280598

Pulitzer Prize-winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich discusses her book Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History for WGBH:

Medicine on the Battlefield During the Napoleonic Wars via the Napoleonic Society