Public Lecture: "'The Great Lifelong Mistake' Age, Marriage, and Women’ s Rights in 19th Century America"

UTRGV's Gender and Women's Studies Program is proud to present Dr. Nicholas L. Syrett (University of Kansas). His talk focuses on the work of antebellum women's rights activist Elizabeth Oakes Smith to demonstrate how age and marriage law intersected in the 19th century (and beyond) to construct gendered legal identities for women that denied them autonomy and any sort of meaningful adulthood.

This talk is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Friday, September 15 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Engineering Building (EENGR), Engineering Auditorium
1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539

Event Type

Academics, Community

Target Audience

Students, General Public, Staff, Faculty, Alumni

Location

Edinburg

Website

http://www.utrgv.edu/gwstudies/_files...

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