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Sundberg, Dr. Sara

Dr. Sara Brooks Sundberg
Associate Professor of History

Wood Building, R. 136
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Dr. Sara Sundberg

My teaching interests are early American and American women’s history.  I research and write about women’s lives in North America, specializing in frontier and borderland regions.  Currently, I am writing a book about women and the laws of property in early Louisiana.


     Ph. D.  Louisiana State University
     M. A.   University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (History)
     M.A.T. College of St. Thomas (now University of St. Thomas)
     B. A.     Earlham College (Political Science)

Courses Offered:

     U.S. History survey to 1877 and 1877 to the present
     Colonial America
     Revolution and Republic
     History of the Westward Movement
     Women in America
     Writing in the Social Sciences
     Colloquium (graduate, including online sections)

Selected Publications:

Farm Women on the Prairie Frontier: A Sourcebook for Canada and the United States with Carol Fairbanks (Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1983).

“Women and Property in Early Louisiana: Legal Systems at Odds,” Journal of the Early Republic” 32 (Winter 2012), 633-665.

“A Female Planter from West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana: The Letters of Rachel O’Connor” Louisiana History 47 (Winter 2006), 39-62.

  • reprinted in Louisiana Legacies: Readings in the History of the Pelican State, eds. Janet Allured and Michael Martin (Cambridge: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2013), 63-77.

“Farmwomen on the Canadian Prairie Frontier: The Helpmate Image,” in Carol Fairbanks and Brooks Sundberg, Farm Women on the Prairie Frontier (Scarecrow Press 1983).

  • reprinted in Rethinking Canada the Promise of Women’s History. eds. Veronica Strong Boag and Anita Fellman (Toronto: Copp, Clark Pitman, Ltd. 1986), 95-107.


Other interests: Big landscapes, live music and art and history museums.

For more information see Dr. Sundberg's Curriculum vitae