Lipin has published two books and has received awards from the Oregon Historical Society for his articles in the Oregon Historical Quarterly. He notes on his university website that he is currently researching the career of a woman journalist, Eleanor F. Baldwin, who wrote a column in Portland’s Evening Telegram newspaper for several years. She regularly “expounded a consistent social justice form of progressivism, including concern over gender equality and worker rights, as well as an interest in spirituality, particularly those directions that engaged women actively.”
On his approach to history in the classroom, Lipin writes: “On my better days, I teach students to appreciate history as an important means of coming to know what it is to be human, and to see that it provides perspectives into the way people create culture and society and, at the same time, are shaped by it.”
(for his full description, see his campus webpage at http://www.pacificu.edu/about-us/faculty/larry-lipin-phd).
Here's what he wrote for MARIE EQUI:
Marie Equi has long intrigued students of radicalism. A defender of women’s and worker’s rights, an opponent of the First World War, a committed medical professional who provided her patients with treatments that included abortion, Equi emerges in this well-researched biography as a generous, strong-willed and committed individual who enjoyed professional success, but openly flouted bourgeois conventions in her politics and her personal life, which was characterized by a series of same-sex relationships. In putting together her fascinating life and placing it in historical context, Michael Helquist has done great service to those interested in Progressive Era radicalism in Portland.