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Jo Ann E. Argersinger


Jo Ann Argersinger
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Dr. Jo Ann E. Argersinger earned her Ph. D. from the George Washington Univeristy in 1980. Before coming to SIU in 1998, she was at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Dickinson College. Professor Argersinger teaches courses on World War II, the Cold War, and U.S. Labor History, including Women and Work.  She is the author ofToward a New Deal in Baltimore: People and Government in the Great Depression (1988) and Making the Amalgamated: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Baltimore Clothing Industry(1999), and The Triangle Fire: A Brief History with Documents (2009).

She is a co-author of The American Journey (1998, 2001, 2004), Twentieth Century America: A Social and Political History (2005), and Women At Work (A. B. Longman). She is currently working on a study entitled "Contested Visions of Democracy: Public Housing from the Great Depression to the Cold War."