Crane, Elaine Forman 1939-

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CRANE, Elaine Forman 1939-

PERSONAL: Born July 23, 1939, in New York, NY; daughter of Monroe A. (an attorney) and Lillian (a teacher; maiden name, Radofsky) Forman; married Stephen G. Crane (a judge), August 21, 1960; children: Melissa, Andrea. Education: Cornell University, B.A., 1961; New York University, M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1977.

ADDRESSES: Home—137 East 36th St., New York, NY 10016. Office—Department of History, Fordham University, Rose Hill, Bronx, NY 10458.

CAREER: City University of New York, New York, NY, editorial fellow, working on "The Papers of Robert Morris," 1976-77; New York University, New York, NY, assistant editor of "The Papers of William Livingston," 1977-78; Fordham University, Bronx, NY, assistant professor, 1978-84, associate professor of history, 1984-1990, chairperson of department, 1984-87, professor of history, 1990—, director of Women's Studies Program, 1981-85. Consultant to Coastal Resources Management Council of Rhode Island.

MEMBER: Organization of American Historians, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Association for Documentary Editing, Newport Historical Society, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Columbia University Seminar in Early American History,.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1982, 1984, Barra Foundation, 1982-87, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 1983-93, American Council of Learned Societies, 1983, and Society of American Archivists, 1992; Mellon Foundation grant, 1983; teaching award, Fordham College, 1994; Folger Institute Award, 1999; Butterfield Award, Association for Documentary Editing, 2000.


A Dependent People: Newport, Rhode Island, in the Revolutionary Era, Northeastern University Press (Boston, MA), 1985.

(Editor) The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker, three volumes, Northeastern University Press (Boston, MA), 1991.

Ebb Tide in New England: Women, Seaports, and Social Change, 1630-1800, Northeastern University Press (Boston, MA), 1998.

Also contributor to Women and the Law: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Kelly Weisberg, Schenkman (New York, NY), 1983; and Religion in a Revolutionary Age, edited by Ronald Hoffman and Peter Albert, 1994. Contributor to journals, including Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, William and Mary Quarterly, and other history journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A Death in the Family: Domestic Violence in Seventeenth-Century Rhode Island.

SIDELIGHTS: Elaine Forman Crane once told CA: "I am old-fashioned to the extent that I believe historical writing should be part of our literary tradition. I like to think of myself as both a creative writer and historian."

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