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Women in the Early Republic

This is a senior seminar on the subject of women in the American early republic. There are several agendas for the course: first, to explore a wide range of womens experiences during the period; second, to examine methods of historical research with a focus on challenges particular to recovering the experiences of women; and third, to apply theories that help frame and contextualize the lives of women in the early republic. Readings for the course will introduce you to the lives of women of all classes, educational levels, races and ethnicities, and their relationships to institutions of male authority. These include the church, the political system, the legal system, and education.

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