6 – 7:30 pm
We will delve into the history of women in twentieth-century America, with a backwards glance to the Victorian Era. We will study the history of women’s roles in the public and private spheres, as well as essential issues in women’s history, including the history of feminism, birth control, suffrage, civil rights, and sexual violence. We will conclude by considering the status of women today and the role of feminism and women’s history in the future.
Laura Weinstein is a Ph.D. candidate in modern British and Irish history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Eight sessions, $190.
Collins, Gail. When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. Black Bay Books, 2010. ISBN: 978-0316014045
Course packet, to be purchased in class.