On November 2, 2016

Dartmouth professor Leslie Butler looks at women and early democracy

Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.—RUTLAND—Dartmouth history professor Leslie Butler will consider how women were viewed in the early years of democracy in America in a talk at Rutland Free Library on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Her talk, “American Democracy and the Woman Question,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
Butler will look at how, long before women had the right to vote, scrutiny of newly democratic America in the nineteenth century provoked debates over the place of women in the polity and in American political thought.
Butler is an associate professor of history at Dartmouth College, where she teaches classes on American cultural and intellectual history. She is the author of “Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform” (Chapel Hill, 2007). She is currently writing a book entitled “American Democracy and the ‘Woman Question.’”
The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Rutland are held at Rutland Free Library unless otherwise noted. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public.
Rutland Free Library is located at 10 Court St., Rutland. For more information, call 802-773-1860 or visit vermonthumanities.org.

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