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Salvation or Slippery Slope: Women as Barometers of Democratic Enthusiasm in American History 

November 17, 2018
2:30 pm
- 3:45 pm

Dudley H. Davis Center
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Please note: This talk is part of our Fall Conference 2018. You must have registered for the conference to attend this event.

Democracy has been a core element of American identity, but enthusiasm for it has waxed and waned throughout American history. Ideas about the place of women can provide a helpful barometer of opinion. Leslie Butler explores why the campaign for women’s political rights emerged when it did and why it took so long to succeed, and what that timing can tell us about democratic optimism and/or pessimism.

Led by: Leslie Butler, History professor, Dartmouth College


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