Published in Santa Barbara News-Press and ISLANDS Magazine
Peer reviewed publications
“‘The love of enterprise and Nature was born in the woman’: Theodosia Shepherd and the Gendered Garden of California Commercial Horticulture, 1880-1900.” Western Historical Quarterly 45, no. 3 (Autumn 2014).
PDF Hopkins, WHQ 45.3 Autumn 2014
Abstract: “This article examines California seed seller Theodosia Shepherd as a case study of how women navigated gender norms to gain acceptance and success in late nineteenth-century commercial horticulture. Shepherd tapped into western boosterism and the women’s movement to expand and question limitations on female fruit and flower growers.”
“Fruit of Her Fields: California Women Farmers at the Turn of the Century,” Rural Women’s Studies Association blog, March 2, 2016. LINK.