Today, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie continue their discussion with Dr. Shelby Balik, History Professor. We discuss how women exerted their influence before they even had the right to vote, and Dr. Balik offers her insights as to how history informs our understanding of our current politics.
Shelby M. Balik is an associate professor of history at Metropolitan State University of Denver, specializing in early American history and American religious history. She holds degrees from Brown University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin. She has published in the Journal of Social History, the New England Quarterly, and the Journal of Church and State, among others. She is the author of Rally the Scattered Believers: Northern New England’s Religious Geography (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014) and is currently researching a book on household religious practice in eighteenth-century North America.