Lucy Murphy


Lucy Eldersveld Murphy is Professor of History at The Ohio State University, Newark. Her research focuses on intercultural, interracial, and gender relations on Midwestern American frontiers. Her book, A Gathering of Rivers: Indians, Métis, and Mining in the Western Great Lakes, 1737-1832 (University of Nebraska Press, 2000) examined a century of social and economic transformations in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. With Rebecca Kugel, she edited Native Women's History in Eastern North American before 1900: A Guide to Research and Writing (University of Nebraska Press, 2007). She is co-editor with Wendy Hamand Venet of the essay collection Midwestern Women: Work, Community, and Leadership at the Crossroads (Indiana University Press, 1997). She helped to create Ohio State's Newark Earthworks Center and is a member of its Faculty Oversight Committee. Prof. Murphy teaches courses on Native American, U.S. women’s, immigration, antebellum American, and U.S. Western history.

Prof. Murphy's book, Great Lakes Creoles: A French-Indian Community on the Northern Borderlands, Prairie du Chien, 1750–1860, will be published by Cambridge University Press in August, 2014.

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Areas of Expertise
  • US History to 1877
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality History
  • Native American History
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Nation

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