July 23, 2024

Tuesday, March 20: Free Women’s History Month Lecture, “Women and Politics in the Era of the American Revolution”

Despite their formal exclusion from politics, women played a central role in securing American independence. This talk will discuss the individual contributions of women such as Mercy Otis Warren, Esther de Berdt Reed, and Phillis Wheatley, as well as women’s collective forms of participation before, during and after the American Revolution. It will also examine the changing meaning of “women’s rights” in the era of the Revolution.

Noted historian Rosemarie Zagarri, professor of history at George Mason University, will deliver this free public lecture as part of UMW’s Women’s History Month celebrations. The lecture will be co-sponsored by the James Monroe Museum, the UMW Department of History and American Studies and UMW’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program. A dessert reception will follow.

7 p.m. in the Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center. Free and open to the public. Contact auphaus@umw.edu with questions. Download the program flyer.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.