For the past twenty-five years,Estelle B. Freedman, a founder of the Program in Feminist Studies at Stanford University, has written about the history of women in the United States. Freedman is the author of two award-winning studies:Their Sisters’ Keepers: Women’s Prison Reform in America, 1830-1930andMaternal Justice: Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition. Freedman coauthoredIntimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, which was aNew York TimesNotable Book. Professor Freedman lives in San Francisco. From the Hardcover edition.