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HIST 385 B - Women and Gender in Modern America


From the fight for suffrage to the struggle for equality, the history of women in modern America has featured change and continuity, conflict and consensus. Great expectations and extraordinary courage have led to substantial progress-but also to bitter disappointment and unintended consequences. This seminar will examine how, for more than a century, American women have sought personal fulfillment and professional advancement despite political, economic, racial, social, cultural, and individual obstacles. The seminar is open to all students and assumes no substantial prior knowledge of modern American history, but emphasizes reading and discussion at an advanced level. (Group I) R