Joan D. Hedrick
|Occupation||Charles A. Dana Professor of History, Emerita|
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography|
|Alma mater||Brown University|
|Thesis||The True American : Henry Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, "Prufrock", and Others (1974)|
She earned an A.B. degree from Vassar College in 1966, and a Ph.D. from Brown University in 1974. Her Ph.D. dissertation at Brown was titled "The True American : Henry Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, 'Prufrock', and Others". She taught at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut from 1972 through 1980, and in 1980 began teaching at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
In 1982, Hedrick's first book, Solitary Comrade: Jack London and His Work, was published by the University of North Carolina Press. Her book Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life was published in 1994 by Oxford University Press, and won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. The book also received favorable reviews from The New York Times and Publisher's Weekly.
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