Amy Richter

Amy Richter
Associate Professor, History Department
Director, Higgins School of Humanities

Amy G. Richter is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Higgins School of Humanities at Clark University. She specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century American and cultural history, with an emphasis on women’s and urban history. Richter's teaching repertoire includes the history of American Women, U.S. urban history from the colonial era to the twenty-first century, Gender and the American City, American Consumer Culture, as well as courses on the practice of dialogue. She is the author of Home on the Rails: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity (2005) and At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History (2015). Both studies explore the use of domestic ideals, morals, and material culture to shape and manage the challenges and opportunities of a heterogeneous public culture. Her current research looks at marriage and the consumer marketplace at the turn of the twentieth century.

Relevant citations: 

At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History (New York: New York University Press, 2015)

Home on the Rails: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity, Gender & American Culture Series (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005).