Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Before Seneca Falls: The History Of Women's Rights In The Early American Republic, Talk March 2

Chestertown, MD, February 22, 2005 — The Washington College's Department of History and the Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture Series present “Women's Rights Before Seneca Falls,” a lecture by Rosemarie Zagarri, Professor of History, George Mason University, Wednesday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. Professor Zagarri's talk will be based on her book-in-progress, Petticoat Government: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic. The event is free and open to the public.

Professor Zagarri holds a Ph.D. for Yale University and has taught early American history at George Mason University since 1994. She is the author of two books, A Woman's Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution(Harlan-Davidson, 1995) and The Politics of Size: Representation in the United States, 1776-1850 (Cornell University Press, 1987). She also edited David Humphrey's “‘Life of General Washington' with George Washington's ‘Remarks'” (University of Georgia Press, 1991) and has published articles in The Journal of American History, The William and Mary Quarterly,American Quarterly, and Reviews in American History. In the spring of 1993, the Fulbright Commission appointed her Thomas Jefferson Chair in American Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In 1997-98, she received a research Fellowship for College Teachers from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

She is currently working on a project examining the role of gender and America's first political parties.

The Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1989 to honor the memory of the late history professor who taught at Washington College for 30 years. The intent of the endowed lecture series is to bring a distinguished historian to campus each year to lecture and to spend time with students in emulation of Dr. Goodfellow's vibrant teaching style.

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