Ruth Rosen, Professor Emerita of History at the University of California at Davis, is a pioneering historian of gender and society and an award-winning journalist. The recipient of the University of California Distinguished Teaching Award in 1983 and many national fellowships, she is the editor of the The Maimie Papers, a New York Times Notable Book in l978 and author of The Lost Sisterhood: Prostitution in America (1982) and of The World Split Open: How The Modern Women’s Movement Changed America (rev. ed., 2006). The World Split Open was named a Book of the Month and Quality Paperback Selection, Los Angeles Times Best Books published in 2000, and a finalist for the Non-Fiction Award of the Bay Area Reviewers Association. A former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle, Rosen serves on the editorial board of Dissent Magazine, is a regular contributor to Talking Points Memo, and OpenDemocracy, and has been published on TomDispatch.com, History News Network, Religious Dispatches.com, Common Dreams.org, AlterNet.org, Open Democracy.com, DoubleXX, and other online magazines. Her hundreds of opinion essays can be found at www.ruthrosen.org. She was not at Port Huron, but has been an activist in all the social movements of the sixties. She is currently Scholar in Residence at the Center for the Study of Right-Wing Movements, University of California, Berkeley.