American and Canadian historian who was awarded the Holberg International Memorial Prize and National Humanities Medal and has worked as a professor of history at the University of Toronto.
She earned a PhD from the University of Michigan in 1959.
She was awarded with an honorary degree from the University of St. Andrews in September 2013.
She married Chandler Davis in 1948 and they have three children.
She was awarded the 2012 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.