Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Ulrich, now a Harvard professor, was a founding figure in the contemporary Mormon feminist movement. She received the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1991 for her book A Midwife's Tale, a work that has been widely influential in promoting the study of the ordinary lives of women through their own words. Her quote "Well behaved women seldom make history" was thus intended originally to highlight the lives of those well behaved women as just as worthy of research as more well known women.