Elizabeth DeWolfe

Contact: edewolfe@une.edu

Professor DeWolfe is a historian of American Women's History. She can speak on the 1848 Declaration of Sentiments, written at the first women's rights convention. She can also speak on the textile factory girls of Biddeford-Saco and the first labor strike in Maine -- young women walking out of the mills demanding better wages and working conditions.

She is a Professor of History at the University of New England where she teaches courses on American Women's History. She is the author of several works including the award-winning Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories (Kent State University Press) about the tragic death of a textile factory operative in Saco in 1849. You can read more about her work on www.elizabethdewolfe.com.