Rebecca Jo Plant
Department of History
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0104
Rebecca Jo Plant is an associate professor of history. Her work focuses on gender relations and the rise of a therapeutic culture in the twentieth-century U.S. She is especially interested in exploring how people in the past have constructed a sense of selfhood, and the ways in which historical forces have shaped emotional life and interpersonal relationships.
- Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America, Chicago: University of Chicago Press in 2010.
- "Debunking Mother Love: American Mothers and the Momism Critique in the Mid-Twentieth Century," in Raising Citizens in the "Century of the Child": The United States and German Central Europe in Comparative Perspective, ed. Dirk Schumann, New York: Berghahan Press, 2010.
- William Menninger's Campaign to Reform American Psychoanalysis, 1946-1948," History of Psychiatry, 16:2 (2005): 181-202.
- "The Veteran, His Wife, and Their Mothers: Prescriptions for Psychological Rehabilitation after World War II," in Tales of the Great American Victory: World War II in Politics and Poetics, eds. Diederik Oostdijk and Markha G. Valenta, Amsterdam: Vrije University Press, 2006, pp. 95-100.
- HILD 2A. History of the United States: The Nineteenth Century.
- HILD 90. Documenting American Culture in the 1930s.
- HITO 192. Women and the Law. Colonial Era to Reconstruction
- HIUS 156. American Women/American Womanhood, Colonial Times to 1870.
- HIUS 157. American Women/American Womanhood, 1870 to the present.
- HIUS 173. Historical Perspectives on the Family and the Emotions.
- HIUS 181. The Rise of a Therapeutic Culture.
- HIGR 205.Feminist Historical Scholarship.
- HIGR 265C. In Pursuit of the Good Life: Getting and Spending in Modern America.
- HIGR 265c Gender Perspectives of Twentienth-Century U.S. History
- CGS 104. Mothers and Motherhood: Transnational Perspectives.