Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Bentley's Tavern, Malta, NY
Starts at 4:00 PM · Ends at 6:00 PM, EST (America/New_York)
The standard narrative of U.S. women's history centers around two major events; the Seneca Falls convention of 1848, and the achievement of national women's suffrage in 1920. This workshop will explore alternative ways of introducing students to women's and gender history, connecting it to other key themes in U.S. social, economic, and political history. The session will begin with a 40-minute lecture, drawing on recent scholarship by historians of women, gender, and sexuality. It will then move to discussion of key concepts and turning points, and introduction of a packet of images and documents for classroom use.
ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER THROUGH OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE: http://tinyurl.com/APUSHFeb17
- Rebecca Edwards
Author of America's HistoryRebecca Edwards is Eloise Ellery Professor of History at Vassar College, where she teaches courses on the Civil War era, the West, environmental history, and the history of women and gender roles. She is the author of, among other publications, Angels in the Machinery: Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era; New Spirits: Americans in the "Gilded Age," 1865-1905; and the essay "Women's and Gender History" in The New American History. She is currently researching the connections between westward expansion, high frontier fertility, and nineteenth-century political ideologies.
Bentley's Tavern, Malta, NY